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Police Search For Man Accused Of Setting Clerk On Fire

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A love triangle leads to a fiery attack. Now, police say they're are trying to track down the person wanted for dousing a man with gasoline and setting him on fire.

Thomas Lopez Jr., 29, is now facing attempted homicide, arson and aggravated assault charges, police said.

Officers say Lopez walked into Citi Sub and Grocery Store in Reading back in April, doused the store clerk with gas and then set him on fire.

That clerk is 34-year-old Joel Fontanez-Pagan.

Investigators say Lopez attacked the man because he was dating his ex-girlfriend.

Fontanez-Pagan was in a medically-induced coma until last month and is recovering.

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