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A Nashville man faces attempted murder and aggravated arson charges after Nashville police say he doused a South Nashville business and one of its employees with gasoline before setting both on fire.

According to Metro police, Mena M. Boutrous, 28, went to Tornado Wireless at 125 Lafayette St. Saturday afternoon seeking a refund for a phone that wasn't working.

Witnesses told police that when employee Rimon Botrous declined Boutrous' request, the suspect got a gasoline container from his car and proceeded to pour gasoline on the counter, the victim and then ignited the gas with a lighter.

Police say that witnesses and the victim subdued the suspect until police arrived.

Rimon Botrous suffered severe burns to his face and torso and is being treated at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

The suspect admitted to pouring gas in the business and causing the fire, according to police.

Mena Boutrous is being held on a $1 million bond.

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