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.
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.
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