Gatineau man facing charges after apartment fire
Gatineau Police say a 26-year-old Gatineau man is facing charges after an overnight fire at an apartment building.
The fire broke out in a first floor apartment on Rue Tasse just before midnight.
Fire officials say a quick attack helped limit the damage to one unit. Damage is estimated at $85,000.
Police say they received information a suspect armed with a knife may have stabbed someone, then set a fire in the apartment. A police spokesperson says the suspect then attempted to steal a car as he tried to flee.
A tenant of the apartment was treated for minor injuries. Police say the suspect also required medical attention.
Police say the 26-year-old suspect is facing charges of break and enter, armed robbery and arson.
A firefighter was also treated for minor injuries.