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(Updated) Youth arrested in relation to suspicious fire​

**** HRP Media Release

Youth arrested in relation to suspicious fire​

The youth arrested in relation to yesterday’s fire in Halifax is scheduled to appear in Halifax Youth Court today to face the following charges:

  • Possession of explosive devices contrary to Section 82(1) of the criminal code.
  • Mischief contrary to Section 430(1)d of the criminal code.
  • Arson with disregard to human life contrary to Section 433(a) of the criminal code.
  • Arson causing damage to property contrary to Section 434 of the criminal code.

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A youth has been arrested in relation to a fire that occurred earlier this morning in Halifax.

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At approximately 10:15 a.m. police and fire responded to a report of a structure fire on McIntosh Street in Halifax.​ The preliminary investigation provided concerns for public safety as further incendiary devices were located on the property.

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A male youth had been arrested in relation to the investigation and police are expected to be on scene for an extended period of time.

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Surrounding residences have been evacuated and police are asking the public to remain away from the area.

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