Man charged with attempted murder after injured woman found in Airdrie apartment fire

RCMP responded to a serious incident and fire in Airdrie on June 9, 2019. File / Global News

RCMP have charged one man with attempted murder after a badly injured woman was found in an Airdrie apartment complex that caught fire on Sunday.

Emergency crews were called to the building on Willowbrook Road at around 8 p.m.

The entire building was evacuated while firefighters doused the flames.

The victim was found in the unit that was on fire. In a Tuesday news release, Airdrie RCMP stated she was suffering from severe and “life-altering” injuries. EMS transported the victim to hospital in critical condition. She has since been upgraded to stable condition, RCMP said.

Police arrested a man shortly after the initial call.

The suspect, who has not yet been named by RCMP, is charged with several offences including arson, possession of meth, possession of stolen property, and possession of a prohibited weapon.

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RCMP said the charges were laid following a “domestic violence investigation.”

Officers are not looking for any other suspects and made it clear there was no threat to the public.

The accused is in police custody and is scheduled to appear in Airdrie Provincial Court on Wednesday.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call Airdrie RCMP at 403-945-7200 or to contact Crime Stoppers.

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