A Longview man set his own house on fire!

Credit: EastTexasMatters.com

The fire happened on Saturday (August 10) in the 200 block of East Birdsong, according to EastTexasMatters.com. Authorities received a call that the man was having a violent episode, after cutting his leg and breaking multiple windows with a bat. His family left the house and called police. He also had multiple knives and access to a gun. SWAT, police and fire were on the scene. Around 10 am, the man started a fire in the house. He was safely removed from the house and is facing arson charges.