The Winnipeg Police Service alleges that an apartment building fire, which sent one tenant to hospital, was started by a man armed with a weapon while he was having a dispute with Sherrif's officers.
The incident took place on Wednesday, Sept. 6, around 5 p.m.
Police and firefighters were called to the 100 block of Hendon Ave. for the fire. When officers arrived firefighters were already helping tenants evacuate the building and working to contain the fire, the WPS says in a release.
Police at the scene were then toldy by Sherrif's officers that they were having a dispute with the suspect. They allege he set fire to the suite and then escaped out a window as the fire spread. The Sherrif's officers were able to quickly take him into custody, and was then turned over to police.
Police say that the one tenant who went to hospital was taken with non-life threatening injuries.
A 47-year-old man from Winnipeg is facing two counts of arson causing damage to property, possession of incendiary material, possession of a weapon, and carrying concealed weapon prohibited device or ammunition.
He has been detained in custody. None of the allegations have been proven in court.