Edmonton Police seek public’s assistance locating suspect wanted for attempted murder, arson; “He then reportedly lit the house on fire” – ARRESTED

Edmonton, Alberta – The Edmonton Police Service is seeking the public’s assistance locating a 33-year-old man believed to be connected to a violent assault and arson that took place earlier today.

At approximately 5:26 a.m. this morning, Feb. 15, 2020, EPS Northwest Division officers and Edmonton Fire Rescue responded to the report of a dispute and a fire at a residence in the area of 121 Avenue and 102 Street.

It was reported to police that a male entered a residence in the area and assaulted two females. He then reportedly lit the house on fire and fled the area on foot.

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The two females, aged 31 and 72, were able to escape the home. EMS then treated and transported them to hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries. They remain in hospital at this time.

Investigators continue to search for the suspect male, identified as Jade Boskoyous, 33, and have issued several province-wide warrants for his arrest including, attempted murder, aggravated assault, assault with a weapon and arson.

Boskoyous is believed to be violent and dangerous and detectives are releasing his photo in an attempt to locate him.

Northwest Division officers arrested Boskoyous, without incident at approximately 8:15 p.m. at a residence in the area of 163 Avenue and 100 Street.
Northwest Division officers arrested Boskoyous, without incident at approximately 8:15 p.m. at a residence in the area of 163 Avenue and 100 Street.

Boskoyous is described as 5’9” tall with a medium build and dark hair.

Officers believe that Boskoyous and the two females are known to one another and that this is a domestic violence related incident.

Detectives continue to investigate. There is no additional information available for release.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Boskoyous is advised to not approach him and immediately call EPS at 780-423-4567 or #377 from a mobile phone. Anonymous information can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at www.p3tips.com/250.

MRU #: 20R015

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