Police: Missouri man sets house fire, takes 2 hostages

HILLSBORO, Mo. (AP) — Police in eastern Missouri say a man tried to set his house on fire and then took two hostages at knifepoint.

Police say Kylie Kunzie of Jefferson County called 911 to report a fire in his home Wednesday morning. They say he called again minutes later saying he was at a nearby home and holding a man and a woman hostage.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that authorities were able to get the hostages away from Kunzie. No one was injured. He surrendered himself peacefully to deputies.

The 45-year-old has been charged with arson, armed criminal action and kidnapping. His bail is set at $100,000.

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