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Vancouver police charge man with break and enter, arson in university fire

By The Canadian Press   

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VANCOUVER — Police say a 40-year-old man from Vancouver has been charged in an alleged arson that damaged an art and design university earlier this month.

The Vancouver Police Department says Nathan MacLeod was arrested on Friday and remanded into custody.

Police say he’s been charged with two counts of break and enter and one count of arson.

Vancouver police were called to Emily Carr University on Oct. 5 after firefighters responded to the suspicious blaze.

MacLeod was scheduled to appear in a B.C. provincial court on Tuesday.

The university reopened Tuesday after cancelling classes for 10 days because of fire and water damage.

The university says in a statement that one-third of the rooms on levels three and four sustained water damage and the university’s archives were also damaged.

It says many classes have been moved and there is limited access to shops and facilities.

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