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UPD: Former Salutes employee tries to burn down building

UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - A Utica man is facing felony arson charges following a fire a business early Saturday morning.

According to Utica Police, 25-year-old Michael DeSantis, of Wetmore Street in Utica, squirted lighter fluid around 4am on a business that he used to work for.

The business is called Salutes on 822 South Street, according to law enforcement officials.

Police say he ran off as another employee approached the building.

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