Rideau St fire and domestic dispute sends one woman to hospital while a man faces charges

Kingston, ON, Canada / CKWS TV

KINGSTON – One man is in custody and a woman is in hospital with non-life threatening injuries following a fire and dramatic take down this afternoon. Fire crews were called to this town home on Rideau street —  just before 4 o’clock. Police are still investigating the incident but a neighbour told CKWS it sparked over a domestic dispute. Police say a woman was assaulted with a weapon then fled the town home and called police. Before crews arrived, a man barricaded himself inside the unit and began igniting fires. The police tactical unit forced entry and removed the man… While fire crews quickly doused the flames. The accused is facing pending charges of arson, assault with a weapon and weapons dangerous.

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