MPD: Man pours gasoline on floor of room with baby inside

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A Memphis man is behind bars after he threatened to burn down his home with his baby inside.

Officers were called to the 3300 block of Northwood Dr. at 5:15 on Easter.

Police told FOX13 the baby was crying when Love got upset.

The baby's mother told police Love tried to cover the baby's mouth. Love then started throwing things around the house, police say.

Officers said Love went into garage and grabbed a gas can, then started throwing gas on the living room floor.

Love then said, "I'll burn this place and be done."

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Demarcus Love fled from the scene but was later arrested.

When police arrived on the scene, a strong odor of gasoline was in the home and a large gas can was in the living room.

Police said no physical injures were found on either victim.

He is charged with aggravated assaulted and aggravated arson.

Love is due in court on April 3.