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A Guelph man is facing charges after police say he set off a firework inside of a building in the downtown core on Saturday evening.

According to police, the man set off the firework in the hallway of an apartment building just before 8 p.m., which caused the fire alarm to go off.

Firefighters were called to the scene and cleared the hallway of smoke.

At 10:30 p.m. on Sunday, officers located the man downtown and arrested him.

The 41-year-old has been charged with mischief under $5,000 and breaching probation.  

He's scheduled to appear in court on March 10th, 2020.