Arson Attempted on Queen Charlotte RCMP Detachment

Police on the hunt for suspect

12/20/2010

Police are looking for a suspect after someone apparently tried to set fire to the Queen Charlotte R-C-M-P detachment.

Corporal Dan Moskaluk says the cell guard on shift heard a noise at around 9:10 Friday night, and saw a man standing outside a smashed window.

The man fled, apparently leaving behind a four-litre jug of gasoline and a marine-type flare, which were found on the floor inside the detachment.

The suspect is described as about six feet tall, and was wearing a knit touque and matching sweater -- and may have had a gasoline smell coming from his clothes.

The Queen Charlotte detachment is also used by the B-C Ambulance Service, and Moskaluk says a fire could have caused major disruptions to emergency services in the area.