Man tries to burn down Queen Charlotte RCMP station

On Friday evening December 17th, the on duty cell guard interrupted an unknown suspect in an apparent arson attempt to the local RCMP detachment.  The suspect had broken a window at the Queen Charlotte RCMP detachment and fled the scene, leaving behind evidence indicating that his intentions were to willfully cause a fire.
 
 
At approximately 9:10 pm Friday evening, the cell guard on shift, heard a noise coming from the front detachment work area.  The guard saw a male standing on the outside of a smashed window catching the suspect by surprise.
 
A 4l jug of gasoline and a marine type flare were also found lying on the floor inside the detachment, below the broken window.  At the time of the incident , the on duty officer was not in the building and was notified.  Immediate patrols in the community for potential suspects were negative.
 
 
"This case is quite disturbing, considering that a fire in one of our buildings could cause injury or worse to staff or to persons lodged in cells.  In addition, the suspects actions could have caused a major disruption to police and ambulance service to the community as both RCMP and the BCAS share the building" stated Cpl Dan Moskaluk. 
 
The suspect is described as: male, 6 ft tall, wearing a knit touque and matching sweater, and may have had an odour of gas emitting from his person as a result of spilling gas. 
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