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Columbia, SC (WLTX) - Richland County Deputies are searching for a person they say tried to set someone on fire.

At around 1:00AM on Saturday morning deputies responded to a aggravated assault on Winter Wood Court.

They say the victim and the suspect got into a verbal altercation that turned physical.

The suspect attempted to set the victim on fire and then grabbed a knife from the kitchen and stabbed the victim in the upper body.

The victim suffered non life threatening injuries.

Investigators know the identity of the suspect they are searching for.

If you have any information about the incident call Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.

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