Same suspect charged in suspicious package, arson investigations
LPS building. Photo Credit MyLethbridgeNow.com (Tina Karst)
LETHBRIDGE, AB – Lethbridge Police say the same 29-year old man arrested in regard to a suspicious package at the police station on Thursday (Jan. 21) is also facing charges in an arson investigation from Wednesday (Jan. 20).
Access to the LPS building was restricted for about three hours on Thursday (Jan. 21) after a suspicious package was thrown into the front vestibule. The lobby area re-opened after it was determined that the package was not explosive or hazardous.
Now, police believe the same suspect from that incident also lit a fire in a planter outside the police station early Wednesday morning (Jan. 20).
Kyle Lowe, 29 of Lethbridge, is now facing charges of mischief and intimidation of justice. He’s currently in custody, and expected to appear in court on Friday (Jan. 22).
The LPS says it takes incidents like these two very seriously, noting that the safety of employees and the community is its top priority.