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Kingston man threatens to burn down apartment over insect infestation, police allege

Written by on October 14, 2020

Police say they have arrested a 53-year-old man after he allegedly threatened to burn down his apartment in Kingston, Ont., due to an insect infestation.

Kingston police say they were called to an apartment building on Tuesday afternoon about a threatening tenant.

They say they spoke to a man who was apologetic and said he was just venting over unsatisfactory living conditions and issues with his landlord.

Police say they were soon contacted by a neighbour who alleged the man just had a gas can delivered to his door.

They say officers returned, found the gas can and arrested the man. 

Police say they seized the can of gas as evidence and charged the man with uttering threats to cause property damage. 

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Oct. 14, 2020.

The Canadian Press