A 30-year-old Thompson woman has been charged with arson for lighting a fire in an apartment stairwell.
Thompson RCMP and Thompson Fire & Emergency Services were called to a fire at a Carlton Place apartment building around 3 p.m. May 2 and police arrested a suspect who was carrying a knife.
The fire was extinguished but caused damage to the stairwell and firefighters used exhaust fans to get rid of smoke.
Police learned the suspect had been involved in an earlier incident, during which she made threats.
Eloria Grieves faces charges of arson with disregard for human life, possessing a weapon for a dangerous purpose, two counts of uttering threats, mischief and failing to comply with conditions.
She was remanded into custody.