A civilian hospital employee was charged Thursday with setting a woman on fire at Fort Leavenworth in an effort to kill her, Acting U.S. Attorney Tom Beall said in a news release.
Clifford Currie, 45, was charged with one count of assault with intent to commit murder.
A criminal complaint alleges Currie threw gasoline or some other flammable liquid on his female supervisor, lit her on fire and assaulted her with a straight edge razor. Another hospital worker came to the victim’s aid. The criminal complaint says that woman was injured trying to stop Currie.
Currie was subdued by hospital employees and arrested.
According to the news release from the acting U.S. attorney, if convicted, Currie faces a penalty of 20 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000.