A Winnipeg man is in custody after police said he tried to set his apartment suite on fire.
Winnipeg emergency personnel evacuated a building in the 300 block of Assiniboine Avenue at about 11 a.m. on Tuesday after there were complaints of a strong smell of gas coming from the building.
Inside, they located a suite that was filled with combustible materials, they said. A suspect was identified and a man was arrested a few hours later.
Joel Donald Calder, 49, has been charged with arson – disregard for human life, arson- damage to property, possession of incendiary material and explosives – intent to cause damage to property. He has been detained.