Authorities investigate possible arson, assault in South Nashville

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Metro police and Nashville Fire Department officials are investigating an apparent assault and arson case in South Nashville.  

Crews were called to a home in a neighborhood between Nolensville Road and Edmondson Pike around 8:30 p.m. 

Metro police reported a woman found her bedroom was on fire just before she was hit from behind by someone inside her home.  

The suspect was able to get away before officers and fire crews arrived to the home.  

The fire was put out quickly and the woman is expected to be OK.  

She told officers she had been dealing with a possible stalker and Metro police have a person of interest in the case. 

No additional information was released. 

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