BUTLER (KDKA) — A man is in custody after allegedly breaking into a home and setting it on fire early Saturday morning.
According to Butler City Police, police and fire departments responded to a house fire on Broad Street just after 6:30 a.m.READ MORE: Pittsburgh Police Officer Richard Howe Dies Of COVID-19 Complications, City Says
When they arrived, a witness claimed they had seen a man coming from the back of the house while it was on fire.READ MORE: Pa. Supreme Court Says Gun Rights Groups Can Sue Municipalities That Enact Gun Safety Laws In Violation Of State's Preemption Laws
Police identified the man as 24-year-old Victor Weltner. He smelled of smoke and had a cut to his left forearm.
An investigation found that Welter was intoxicated, broke into the home through a rear door and then set fire to the kitchen curtains.MORE NEWS: Pittsburgh Weather: Tornado Warnings Issued For Multiple Local Counties, Including Allegheny And Washington Counties
He is being charged with arson and burglary.