Man could face attempted murder charge related to Laval apartment fire – Montreal Gazette

Man could face attempted murder charge related to Laval apartment fire - Montreal Gazette
Man to be charged with attempted murder after Laval apartment fire, police say
Police arriving at a residential block on 62 Ave. around 9 p.m. saw a woman in her 20s climbing from the third-floor balcony of her home onto that of a neighbours balcony as smoke poured out of her apartment.

A man in his 50s is expected to be questioned by Laval police Monday and could face a charge of attempted murder after he was arrested Sunday by officers responding to a domestic violence report.

Police arriving at a residential block on 62 Ave. around 9 p.m. saw a woman in her 20s climbing from the third-floor balcony of her home onto that of a neighbour’s balcony as smoke poured out of her apartment.

Police said Monday the man was arrested at the scene and, once he had been released from hospital, would be questioned by investigators and could face a charge of attempted murder in connection with the incident.

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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