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Student charged in Langara College 'incendiary devices' incident

Last Updated Apr 2, 2019 at 6:11 pm PDT

Langara College's T Building, one of the first buildings to be evacuated just before noon after an incident on April1, 2019. (Kurtis Doering NEWS 1130 Photo)

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – A 23-year-old student has been charged in relation to Monday’s suspicious fire at Langara College which prompted an evacuation of the school.

Vancouver police say Nasradin Abdusamad Ali, 23, was arrested shortly after officers found a number of “improvised incendiary devices.”

“A suspect had allegedly entered the college with improvised incendiary devices,” reads a release from police. “It appears at least two devices were detonated, causing fires, before the suspect fled the area.”

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Ali was arrested in Surrey by Metro Vancouver Transit Police just after 4 p.m. on Monday.

At a press conference on Tuesday, Constable Jason Doucette said Ali is a student at Langara College.

Ali has been charged with one count of arson in relation to inhabited property and one count of possession of incendiary material.

“We do anticipate additional charges if the evidence supports it,” Doucette said.

The campus remained closed on Tuesday, with some staff being allowed to go in to pick up their belongings.

Classes and exams will resume on Wednesday April 3, but the T building will remain closed all week for repairs.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Vancouver police.