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Man burned Cary home while 7 people were inside, police say

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A 23-year-old man is accused of setting fire to a Cary house while seven people were inside, according to the town’s police.

Fahad Ali Khan, of Raleigh, is charged with first-degree arson and assault on a female, court records show. He was arrested Tuesday by Wake County deputies.

On December 4 Khan “maliciously” burned an occupied house, according to his arrest warrant. On the same day, police say Khan pushed a woman and punched her, knocking her onto asphalt.

Khan was also charged with failure to appear on a rear lamps violation and reckless driving charge, court records show. He was released Tuesday on $26,000 bail and is scheduled to be in court Wednesday afternoon, according to records.

Cary officials said Wednesday that there were no injuries related to the fire. They said it resulted in minor damage, with no structural damage to the house.

Simone Jasper is a reporter covering breaking stories for The News & Observer and real-time news in the Carolinas.


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