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RCMP charge Fox Brook man with attempted murder, arson

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Pictou County District RCMP have charged a Fox Brook man with attempted murder and arson following an incident that occurred Monday evening.

RCMP were called to a residence on the Granton Abercrombie Road in Abercrombie following a structure fire at approximately 9:28 p.m. on January 4.

Police attended the residence, which was fully engulfed in flames, and located a man and three women outside the home. The man sustained life-threatening injuries. The women did not appear to be injured.

A man known to the victims had entered the home, sprayed a fire accelerant at the victims and lit the accelerant. The suspect then fled in a vehicle.

Police located the suspect a short time later at a residence in Fox Brook and he was arrested without incident. He was taken to hospital by EHS.

Daniel Kenneth Stewart, 52, of Fox Brook, has been charged with:

·       Two counts of attempted murder

·       Three counts of arson – disregard to human life

·       Arson – disregard to human life causing bodily harm

·       Aggravated assault

·       Assault

·       Four counts of mischief over $5,000

·       Being unlawfully in a dwelling

The investigation is ongoing.