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B.C. Mounties arrest suspect in Coquitlam arson

COQUITLAM, B.C. – Mounties in Coquitlam say they have arrested a 57-year-old for suspected arson.

Police said Friday that two people were inside a home when a fire broke out.

They said the people were able to escape, and while only one of them had serious injuries, both were taken to hospital for treatment.

Corp. Alexa Hodgins called the alleged crime a “disturbing and potentially fatal incident” and she is thanking the community for their help finding the suspect.

Police did not name the suspect in their statement or provide any further identifying details about them, as they have not yet been charged with a crime.

The RCMP says investigators are still working to determine what happened before they recommend charges to the BC Prosecution Service.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Oct. 9, 2022.

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