At 6:00am yesterday morning (Nov 6) Charlottetown Police Services responded to a report of a tent on fire across the street from the Park Street shelter.
Upon arrival, the fire had been extinguished by Shelter staff. Witnesses told Police there was a male that was sleeping in the tent at the time of the fire and that staff were able to get him out of the tent. The victim was treated by IEMS for smoke inhalation and later released.
The Charlottetown Police Services Major Crime Unit, Street Crime Unit and the Charlottetown Fire Inspector were called in to assist with this investigation. Video surveillance was reviewed and a suspect was identified. Both the suspect and the victim were known to each other and deemed an isolated incident.
The suspect was located on St Peters Road at 5:00pm yesterday afternoon and arrested without incident.
A 30 year old Charlottetown male has been charged with attempted murder, arson, breach of probation and breach of recognizance order. The accused appeared in court today and has been remanded in custody.