Man accused in arson, stabbing

FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — Cumberland County authorities have charged a 28-year-old man with stabbing a man after setting fire to his hotel room door.

Sheriff’s spokesman Sean Swain says Harvey Sangster of Hope Mills was arrested Saturday and charged with attempted first-degree murder, assault with a deadly weapon and first-degree arson.

Warrants accuse Sangster of setting the fire at Coliseum Inn in Fayetteville on Feb. 7 to draw the victim out of the room. Authorities say when the victim opened the door, Sangster hit him repeatedly with a fire extinguisher before stabbing him.

Sangster was in the Cumberland County Jail on a $400,000 bond. His first court appearance is set for Monday afternoon.

It’s unclear whether he has an attorney.