Minneapolis (Learfield News Service) - Minneapolis police have arrested a man for allegedly starting an apartment fire which killed one person.

The fire started shortly before 11:00 PM Friday

Witnesses say 30-year-old Marcus Dewayne Shanks told them he was about to set the building on fire and they needed to get out. Two people jumped from the third floor before firefighters arrived. One of them died at Hennepin Medical Center. The victim's name hasn't been released.

Several others waited to be rescued as fire crews took them down ladders to safety.

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