Arrest in connection with an arson attack in the Val-Bélair sector

Arrest in connection with an arson attack in the Val-Bélair area

UPDATE DAY

Investigators from the Service de police de la Ville de Québec (SPVQ) arrested a 19-year-old man yesterday afternoon in connection with an arson attack that took place on the 10 September, around 2:26 a.m., at 1307 Courteline, in the Val-Bélair sector.  

During this fire, firefighters had to evacuate several residential units considering the risk of spreading to neighboring units. 

There has been a request for a 3rd alarm to bring in additional troops. Some occupants had to be taken care of by the Red Cross. As soon as the Fire Department advised that the fire was of criminal origin, the police investigation began immediately. The suspect was arrested for arson and criminal negligence and released on a promise to appear. The investigation is continuing in this case. 

The victims present on the spot indicated to the Journal that the fire would have started on the patio of one of their neighbor during a “party of young people “. Two fireworks could be involved, according to them. 

Other arrests could take place in this case, says the SPVQ.

With the collaboration with Jérémy Bernier.