Woman stabbed, house set on fire during argument in West Pullman

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A woman was stabbed and her house set on fire during a domestic incident Wednesday morning in the West Pullman neighborhood on the Far South Side.

The 25-year-old woman was stabbed in the chest and both arms by a 27-year-old man during a dispute in the 11700 block of South Justine about 11 a.m., police said.

The victim then left the house with a family member, but as they were leaving, they noticed the house was on fire, police said.

A police source said the suspect is the woman’s ex-boyfriend, who followed her home, stabbed her, attacked her grandfather and set the house on fire.

The blaze was quickly extinguished, police said. The grandfather received only minor injuries.

A firefighter suffered minor injuries and was taken to Little Company of Mary Hospital in Evergreen Park, Fire Media Affairs Director Larry Langford said.

Police said the suspect was not in custody as of Wednesday afternoon.

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