Laval man facing charges after police respond to reported domestic dispute, find apartment fire

Two cars caught fire in a driveway of a residence in Laval, Monday, September 25, 2017.
Laval police are investigating after officers responded to a reported domestic dispute to find the building to which they were called was also on fire. Mario Beauregard / The Canadian Press

A man in his 50s has been arrested and faces charges of attempted murder following a fire late Sunday night on Montreal’s north shore.

Laval police say they were called around 9 p.m. to the apartment building on 62nd Avenue near Cartier Boulevard concerning a reported domestic dispute between a couple.

When officers arrived at the scene, police say a fire was also underway in the building. Police are investigating whether the fire was deliberately set but could not confirm if the two incidents are related.

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The man and a woman in her 20s were taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. They are in a relationship, according to police.

The man is expected to be transported to a detention centre where he will meet with investigators.

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The fire department was called to the scene. Residents were forced to leave the building due to the flames.

Investigators remain at the scene.

— With files from Global News’ Olivia O’Malley