WASHINGTON (AP) — Police in the nation’s capital are searching for a suspect they say dowsed a woman in gasoline before setting her on fire.

News outlets report Metropolitan police say the woman was tried to break up a fight Sunday night when the suspect lit her on fire and fled.

First responders were able to put out the flames covering the woman, who was taken to a hospital in critical condition.

Police say there were multiple witnesses. The attack is being investigated as an aggravated assault.

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