Sunday, October 25, 2020

One person arrested for arson after multiple premises destroyed in 3-alarm fire in Vancouver’s Mt. Pleasant area

One person is in custody after a three-alarm fire in Vancouver’s Mt. Pleasant neighbourhood on Thursday. The fire broke out just after 10 a.m. in the 2400-block of Main Street. (Global News)

Fire destroys N.S. lobster pound amid escalating tensions

A fire that police are calling suspicious destroyed a lobster pound in Middle West Pubnico, N.S., early Saturday. Videos posted to social media show a large fire and clouds of billowing smoke coming from the building. (CBC)

Man charged with arson in New Westminster pier fire

A suspect has been charged with arson in relation to the enormous fire that seriously damaged the New Westminster pier last month. Sean Warnick, 49, has been charged with mischief to property over $5,000 and arson damaging property. The two charges were sworn Monday, and Warnick was scheduled to appear in a New Westminster court Tuesday morning. (CBC)

Man wanted for torching NYPD car busted after taunting feds

A Queens man wanted for allegedly torching a cop car had spray-painted “TOO LATE!” on his wall to taunt the feds — but he didn’t flee fast enough and FBI agents nabbed him anyway, Brooklyn prosecutors said. (New York Post)

Portland police find rifle magazines, Molotov cocktails as violence intensifies

A bag containing loaded rifle magazines and Molotov cocktails was found at a park near where protests have erupted for two months in Portland, Oregon, following the death of George Floyd, police said.(Global News)
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  • 45 arrested, 21 officers injured as Seattle protests turned violent

    SEATTLE - Nearly four dozen people were arrested, and more than 20 officers were injured Saturday after protests turned violent with trailers set on fire, windows at businesses smashed, cars damaged, and explosive devices thrown at police. (KIRO TV)

    Bronx streets chaos as rioters, looters run wild

    NEW YORK - Parts of the Bronx burned Monday night as looters had free reign to ransack scores of small businesses– chaos that finally prompted Mayor Bill de Blasio to order extra cops to swarm the areas. (New York Post)

    At least 33 dead in suspected arson at Japan animation studio

    Thirty-three people are dead after a man screaming "You die" burst into an animation production studio in Kyoto and set it on fire early Thursday, Japanese authorities said. The blaze injured another 36 people, some of them critically. (CBC)

    Edmonton ‘2X4 guy’ hailed as hero after arsonist sets 13 vehicles ablaze

    Two Edmonton men are being praised for their heroism in taking down a man who lit 13 vehicles on fire near Whyte Avenue Friday evening. (The Province)
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    Langara College arson suspect facing more charges

    VANCOUVER - A 23-year-old student charged with arson and possession of incendiary material in relation to fires that sparked an evacuation at Vancouver’s Langara College Monday is facing more charges. The Crown approved charges Friday of robbery and assault against Nasradin Abdusamad Ali. The bail hearing is set for Wednesday. (Vancouver Sun)  

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