Man pulled from burning home after refusing to exit - KCTV5

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Man pulled from burning home after refusing to exit

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OLATHE, KS (KCTV) -

A man was pulled out of his burning home by tactical officers after he refused to come out.

A woman called 911 about 6 a.m. Thursday asking police to check on her boyfriend's well-being.

When officers got to the duplex in the 4400 block of South Parkway Drive, they saw a fire in the kitchen.

Officers called in a tactical team because they did not know if the man was armed. Police say he refused to answer the door.

While looking through a widow, officers saw the man on the ground and had to pull the man out of the home.

He is in critical condition at an area hospital.

Investigators are trying to find out what caused a the fire and if it was intentionally set.

Police said they are often called to the home for mental health issues. Neighbors say they have seen the man taken away in handcuffs several times.

Police said if the fire was intentionally set the man could be charged with aggravated arson because several other people were inside the duplex next door at the time of the fire.

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