Laval man facing charges after police respond to reported domestic dispute, find apartment fire – Global News

Laval man facing charges after police respond to reported domestic dispute, find apartment fire - Global News
Man to be charged with attempted murder after Laval apartment fire, police say
A man in his 50s has been arrested and faces charges of attempted murder following a fire late Sunday night on Montreal’s north shore.

Laval police say they were called around 9 p.m. to the apartment building on 62nd Avenue near Cartier Boulevard concerning a reported domestic dispute between a couple.

When officers arrived at the scene, police say a fire was also underway in the building. Police are investigating whether the fire was deliberately set but could not confirm if the two incidents are related.

The man and a woman in her 20s were taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. They are in a relationship, according to police.

The fire department was called to the scene. Residents were forced to leave the building due to the flames.

A man in his 50s will be charged with attempted murder after a fire in a Laval apartment building Sunday evening, police say.

The charges will be in connection to injuries sustained by his partner, a woman in her 20s. She is expected to survive her injuries, Boudreau said.

Both were taken to a hospital Sunday night after the fire broke out in a 23-unit building on the corner of Cartier Boulevard and 62nd Avenue.

Emergency services received a call about the fire at the same time as another call about a dispute between a couple, said Laval police Lt. Jean-François Gignac.

Gignac said the woman escaped from the fire by jumping from the apartment's balcony to one next door.

Police investigators were at work at the scene of the fire Monday morning, Gignac said. Police say they believe the man intentionally started a fire in the apartment.

All residents of the building were forced out of their homes, and as of 6 a.m. Monday no one had been allowed back in the building, Gignac said.

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