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Washington D.C, Asharq Al-Awsat- A Saudi man was killed after a fire broke out at a residence in Richmond , northern California on Tuesday , the police said. A Yemeni man suspected of carrying out the arson attack, was later detained.

Abdullah Saud al Mahri, aged 34, lived in San Pablo in Contra Costa country, California .

local newspaper the Contra Costa Times reported that a man, aged 42 was arrested by the police. According to sources in the Yemeni community, a second man escaped by jumping from a window. He was inured and taken to hospital.

After an argument broke out between the three men on Tuesday night, the Yemeni suspect left the house but returned at 4 am and set fire to the house, killing al Mahri and injuring a second person.

The suspect remains in police custody and is yet to be charge.

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