Airdrie RCMP Investigating Attempted Arson

Airdrie, Alberta– On August 27, 2017 at 2:15 am, Airdrie RCMP responded to a complaint of an armed male and structure fire on Woodside Crescent in Airdrie, Alberta.

Airdrie RCMP, with the assistance of the Airdrie Fire Department and EMS, responded to the complaint immediately. It was determined that a male, whom had been involved in a confrontation, had attempted to set fire to his residence. The male had also caused a gas leak in the house. The fire was extinguished quickly and the gas leak was contained. The immediate area was evacuated at the time.

The adult male was subsequently arrested on scene under the Mental Health Act and transported to hospital for medical attention. Residents have since returned to their homes in the area. Further Criminal Code charges are pending.

Anyone with information on this occurrence is asked to contact the Airdrie RCMP Detachment at (403) 945-7200. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1.800.222.8477 (TIPS), by Internet at, or by SMS (check your local Crime Stoppers [] for instructions on how to do). You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers, and if you provide information to Crime Stoppers that leads to an arrest(s), the recovery of stolen property, and/or a seizure of illicit drugs, you may be eligible for a cash reward.

Police file: 2017-1151158

Airdrie RCMP

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