Man uses gasoline in attempt to light house on fire: Saskatoon Police

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan – A Saskatoon man is facing an arson charge following an incident last night.

At approximately 6:00 p.m., September 16, 2020, Patrol officers were dispatched to a home in the 100 block of Shaftsbury Place. It was reported to Police that a man was seen attempting to light the house on fire using gasoline. The homeowner confronted the man, who was known to them, and he fled on foot. Upon Police arrival, all residents had safely exited the building, uninjured. Officers observed the fire damage and located an empty jerrycan.

File Photo – Arson

Police attended to a residence in the 3300 block of Centennial Drive where the suspect was located and taken into custody without incident.

A 31 year old Saskatoon man is charged with Arson – Disregard For Human Life.

(Court Info Number: 991139877)

(Occurrence Number: 20-95693)

Saskatoon Police Service

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