Ottawa police say a person was taken into custody Sunday morning after breaking into the Connaught Constructing, which homes the Canada Income Company headquarters, and setting a small hearth.
Each the Minister of Nationwide Income, Diane Lebouthillier, and the company’s commissioner, Bob Hamilton, have workplaces within the historic constructing at 555 Mackenzie Ave., close to the ByWard Market and Main’s Hill Park.
Based on police, the person — whom police hadn’t recognized as of Sunday afternoon — broke into the constructing shortly after 7:30 a.m. and began a small hearth. The flame was shortly extinguished by the sprinkler system.
The Ottawa Police Service (OPS) stated the person turned himself in.
Officers stated no accidents had been reported, and the constructing suffered minimal hearth harm however some water harm.
No prices have but been publicly introduced. The OPS’s arson unit investigating.
Police say there isn’t a additional danger to public security and that nameless ideas may be submitted by way of Crime Stoppers.