(Lakewood)  Lakewood police say a man about to be evicted started a fire in the apartment building where he lived.

Fire crews say they were called to the building around 4:30PM Friday.  They found a man in front of the structure, wielding a knife and threatening anyone who tried to enter.

Firefighters were able to quickly put out the flames, but about twenty people were left out in the cold. 

The man was subdued by police.  He was taken to a local hospital for a mental health evaluation.

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