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Domestic violence incident leads to attempted murder, arson charges

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A fire at 700 Willowbrook Road alerted police to a woman in severe, life-altering condition June 9. A man has now been charged with attempted murder and arson. File Photo/Rocky View Publishing

A male suspect has been charged with arson and attempted murder after a fire at an apartment complex at 700 Willowbrook Road June 9, where Airdrie RCMP and Airdrie Fire Department (AFD) discovered a woman who was seriously injured.

“The fire was quickly extinguished and the female was located with severe, life-altering injuries,” RCMP said in a release. Her condition has since been upgraded to stable, according to RCMP.

An investigation of the incident led to the arrest of a male suspect, who was charged with attempted murder, carrying a weapon for a dangerous purpose, arson, two counts of possession of stolen property, possession of methamphetamine, possession of a weapon while prohibited and four counts of breach of recognizance.

“The accused remains in custody and will be appearing in Airdrie Provincial Court by Residents on June 20 at 9:30 a.m.,” RCMP said.

The fire resulted in the evacuation of the 2000 building at the complex, according to the City of Airdrie Twitter page.

At 1 a.m. June 10, the City Tweeted expected re-entry for some residents was expected to begin at 1:45 a.m.

"Elevators not working," the Tweet read. "Residents need to use stairs. Meet emergency services at the north and south stairwells to be escorted back to your suites once an update to say re-entry has begun is posted."

Shortly after noon, a final tweet from the City was posted informing, "all residents requiring further information regarding reentry to 700 Willowbrook Road should contact Fireside Property Group at 403-228-4305 or info@firesidepropertygroup.com"

If you have information about a crime or incident, contact the Airdrie RCMP detachment at 403-945-7200, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at tipsubmit.com




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