The Coquitlam RCMP has arrested a 57-12 months-outdated arson suspect allegedly related with to arson hearth that very seriously injured one girl and hurt another.
According to the law enforcement, frontline officers attended a residence in Port Coquitlam on Oct. 8, a working day right after the blaze, and arrested the suspect devoid of incident.
Police experienced been built informed of the suspect’s place following releasing a contact for information and facts on the whereabouts of 57-yr-outdated Jin Ming Han.
The fire was noticed in a home near Durant Drive and Johnson Avenue at 6:30 a.m. past Friday.
When officers arrived, aspect of the property was on hearth and the Coquitlam Hearth Office place it out quickly right after.
Two women of all ages managed to escape, but both equally had to be taken to hospital and just one experienced major injuries.
It is thought the girls and suspect realized every single other, however law enforcement weren’t additional specific about their romance.
RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Alexa Hodgins stated that Coquitlam RCMP Target Products and services has been engaged to aid all those impacted by this incident.
“We would like to thank the community for their guidance in supporting identify this suspect,” Hodgins said.
“This was a disturbing and potentially deadly incident that transpired in our local community, and we are grateful to all who assisted in guaranteeing the suspect was arrested.”
Investigators are determining the suspect’s alleged involvement in advance of recommending costs to the B.C. Prosecution Services.
with file from Joe Ruttle