Police arrest arson suspect in string of St-Michel fires

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A man suspected of arson was arrested Wednesday in connection with fires set in St-Michel.

Montreal Police arrested 42-year-old Jean Hallé. He is suspected in five criminal fires that took place between April and May near St-Michel and Crémazie Sts. in the Villeray-St-Michel-Parc-Extension borough.

The fires were started at night, usually in trash cans or garbage containers, and on one occasion a restaurant was targeted.

Hallé appeared in court on Wednesday and is facing charges of arson with damage to property and arson with disregard to human life.

Police are asking anyone with information to call Info-Crime at 514-393-1133. Information will be treated anonymously and confidentially.

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