20-year-old Hamilton man charged with arson at McMaster University

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Published January 29, 2023 at 11:45 am

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Hamilton Police have taken a male into custody after he set fire to a single room within a residence at McMaster University.

On Jan. 28, at approximately 2 p.m., Hamilton Fire and Police services responded to a fire alarm call located at 1820 Main Street West.

The fire was extinguished and no injuries were suffered.

Police say they have arrested and charged a suspect in connection to the crime.

20-year-old Ruomu Ba, a resident of Hamilton, is being charged with arson and disregard for human life.

Anyone with information that could assist the investigation is asked to contact Detective Sergeant Lockley by calling 905-546-3833.

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