Calgary, AB,

Charges laid in University of Calgary arson

The Calgary Police Service has charged a man in connection with a fire that occurred in a washroom at the University of Calgary.

At approximately 9:30 a.m., on Thursday, March 1, 2018, a University of Calgary student noticed a small fire inside a washroom in the Math Sciences Building on the university campus. The building was evacuated while a member of Campus Security quickly extinguished the fire with a nearby fire extinguisher.

Police and the Calgary Fire Department responded to the incident and found evidence that the fire was intentionally set in a garbage can. Officers and fire fighters immediately searched the rest of the building for additional fires and evidence. No secondary fires had been started.

The Calgary Police Service Arson Unit and Calgary Fire Department investigated the incident and determined that the fire was an arson. A suspect was identified through the investigation.

John Sungmin KIM, 28, of Calgary, is now charged with one count of arson causing damage to property.

Police would like to thank the University of Calgary and the Calgary Fire Department for their help investigating this incident.

Case# 18091613/3994