Man in court for setting fire outside PM’s house

No damage aside from black marks on the sidewalk

Dozens of police cruisers rushed to the prime minister’s residence at 24 Sussex on Saturday after an Ottawa man sprayed flammable liquid outside the gates and set it aflame. There was no significant damage or any injuries, and police immediately extinguished the fire. Daniel Skahan, 29, who is known to police, is appearing in the mental health court Monday on charges of mischief under $5,000, possession of incendiary material and failure to comply with conditions of an assessment order. Police say the prime minister and his family were never in any danger.

Ottawa Citizen

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