Police in Pictou County Lay a number of Charges including Attempted Murder following a Home Invasion

A Fox Brook man faces a number of charges including attempted murder and assault in relation to an incident in Abercrombie.

Pictou County District RCMP were called to a residence on the Granton Abercrombie Road at around 9:28 Monday evening. When police arrived, they located a man and three women outside the residence, which was engulfed in flames. The man sustained life-threatening injuries and was taken to hospital by EHS. The women did not appear to be injured.

A man known to the victims had entered the home, sprayed a fire accelerant at the victims and lit the accelerant. The suspect then fled in a vehicle.

Police located the suspect a short time later at a residence in Fox Brook and he was arrested without incident. 52-year-old Daniel Kenneth Stewart of Fox Brook, faces two counts of attempted murder, three counts of arson-disregard to human life, one count of arson-disregard to human life causing bodily harm, aggravated assault, assault, four counts of mischief over $5,000, and being unlawfully in a dwelling.