Date of Release: June 15, 2015

(Attawapiskat, ON) On Wednesday, June 10, 2015, at approximately 1:45 p.m., members of the Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service, Attawapiskat Detachment responded to three calls for service with regard to a disturbance and property damage involving one suspect known to police.

The investigation led police to the suspect’s location within a residence where police observed fire at the front door. As police doused the flames, an explosion was heard from within the residence causing a burn injury to one of the officers. At that time the suspect immediately exited the residence aflame. The officers assisted the suspect to extinguish the flames. The officer was treated for first degree burn injuries and the suspect was treated for third degree burn injuries. The suspect and the officer are both expected to recover.

A 37 (thirty-seven) year-old male from Attawapiskat has been charged with two counts of Mischief under $5,000, Adult Common Nuisance – Endanger Life, and Uttering Threats Causing Bodily Harm. The male is currently in custody pending a bail hearing.

For further information, please contact:

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Sgt. Jackie George

Media Relations- Phone 807-346-6593 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Nishnawbe –Aski Police Headquarters

Thunder Bay, Ontario