Man facing charges in attempted ‘targeted arson’ at Hamilton apartment

Police have charged a suspect accused of using a propane tank and blowtorch attachment to set fire to a utility room at Oxford Street apartment in February. Hamilton Police

Police have charged a man in an arson probe at a multi-unit apartment in downtown Hamilton, Ont.

Investigators say the suspect attempted a “targeted arson” with a blow torch around 5:30 a.m. on Feb. 10 in a utility room at an apartment with some 200 units on Oxford Street near York Boulevard.

The 36-year-old, identified by Hamilton Police in a release, was charged after tips from the public led to his arrest.

He’s facing three offences in all, including arson and possession of incendiary material.

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