Man charged with arson, theft at RRC Polytech

Winnipeg police have charged a 23-year-old man in connection to an incident at Red River College Polytechnic. The charges are related to a fire that was set at RRC Polytech’s Princess Street campus in late February while staff and students were present, which triggering an evacuation of the building. Global News reports that electronic equipment was also stolen from the institution during the incident. Police charged the man with arson with disregard for human life, arson causing damage to property, and theft of over $5K. The man reportedly has no connection with the institution.

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