Updated: Monday, 11 Jan 2010, 12:34 PM EST
Published : Monday, 11 Jan 2010, 12:34 PM EST
Bethlehem (AP) - Connecticut state police say they've charged a Bethlehem man with arson for allegedly setting his SUV on fire in front of Town Hall in an aborted suicide attempt on Thanksgiving Day.
Troopers say 27-year-old Edward Barker turned himself in Saturday at the state police barracks in Litchfield. He was released on $7,500 bail and is scheduled to appear in Bantam Superior Court on Jan. 19.
State police say Barker doused the SUV with gasoline and set it on fire while he was still inside. Troopers say he got out of the vehicle before it went completely up in flames, after apparently changing his mind.
There's no phone listing for Barker and it's not clear if he has