Setting the sidewalk on fire outside the PM’s house

Police arrested man who started fire on Saturday night

A man is being held by Ottawa police after starting a small fire outside the 24 Sussex Drive residence of the Prime Minister. The man was seen igniting liquid on the sidewalk, and was arrested by the Mounties around 9:30 pm on Saturday—before being handed over to the Ottawa police. While it is unclear whether the Harpers were home at the time of the incident, the police insist the family was never in any danger. It has yet to be announced whether the fire starter will be charged or appear in court.


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