Man charged in connection to Winnipeg condo fire

Winnipeg police have charged a 47-year-old man in connection to a condo fire on Hendon Avenue Wednesday evening.

Firefighters responded to an eight-storey apartment building just before 5 p.m. after receiving reports of a fire.

Winnipeg police were dispatched to the scene not long after the initial report was issued to WFPS.

Once officers arrived, firefighters could be seen evacuating tenants and containing the fire.

Officers also met with Sheriff’s Officers who reportedly had a man in custody.

According to Sheriff’s Officers, the man had started a fire inside a suite in the apartment complex. While doing so, he was also reportedly armed with a weapon and began having a dispute with the Officers.

While the fire spread, he tried to escape out a window before the Sheriff’s Officers took him into custody.

The 47-year-old man from Winnipeg has since been charged with two counts of arson causing damage to property, possession of incendiary material, possession of a weapon, and carrying a concealed weapon, prohibited device, or ammunition.

One person was taken to a hospital in stable condition.

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