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Man arrested after attempted arson

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A man is in jail after he police said he attempted to burn down a house.

Michigan State Police troopers were flagged down near the intersection of Genesee and Webber in Saginaw early Thursday morning for a strong gasoline smell.

Troopers discovered a home on the 4000 block of Webber has been doused with gasoline, but a fire had not started, police said.

The residents saw a man walking on the sidewalk and informed police he was a possible suspect.

Police detained the man and questioned him at the scene. He confessed to the attempted arson, police said.

Police have identified the man as Martel Sharone Peterson. 

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