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Charges laid after domestic incident in Airdrie

Last Updated Jun 11, 2019 at 11:55 am MDT

An RCMP cruiser remains on the scene of an apartment building on Willowbrook Rd in Airdrie following a domestic incident and fire. June 11, 2019 (Credit - Kass Patterson/Twitter)

AIRDRIE (660 NEWS) – One man has now been charged with attempted murder after a domestic violence incident in Airdrie.

Last Sunday (June 9) Airdrie RCMP and the Fire Department were called to an apartment building on Willowbrook Road where a small fire eventually broke out.

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“The fire was quickly extinguished and then the female was located with severe, life-altering injuries. She was transported to hospital in critical condition. However, her condition has been upgraded to stable,” said Cpl. Gina Slaney.

Following the incident, one man was arrested and has been charged with numerous offences.

“The male has been charged with attempt to commit murder, carrying a weapon for a dangerous purpose, arson, possession of stolen property, possession of Methamphetamine and breach of his recognizance times four,” said Cpl. Slaney.

Crystal Boys is with Airdrie POWER, a group who has been advocating for a permanent women’s shelter in the city.

She said this case once again highlights the need for this type of facility.

“We’re very saddened that we weren’t able to be open to help her, but we looking forward to opening soon to help more women and children in our community so that they don’t have to endure such acts of violence as this one.”

Boys said that Airdrie has one of the highest rates of domestic violence in the entire country.

Plans to build a shelter in the city were delayed due to construction issues but is hopeful it will open by the end of the summer.

The man remains in custody and will appear in Airdrie Provincial Court on June 20.