Man wanted for attempted murder and arson arrested by Waterloo regional police
WATERLOO -- Waterloo regional police have arrested a man wanted for attempted murder and arson.
UPDATE: The male suspect has been arrested. There is no further risk to public safety. The investigation remains ongoing. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact police.— Waterloo Regional Police (@WRPSToday) August 30, 2020
More details to follow. https://t.co/4180aYEhqV
Officers were called to a scene around 6 a.m. on First Street in Elmira on reports of a house fire.
Two people were found with stab wounds and taken to the hospital with serious injuries.
Police then identified 33-year-old Paul Bagley as a person of interest and were seeking the public's help in locating him.
Around noon, they tweeted that they had grounds to arrest him for attempted murder and arson and that he is known to the victims.
Police have grounds to arrest Paul BAGLEY for Attempt Murder and Arson. He was last seen in the area of Wellington Road 8 near Drayton. The vehicle may have front end damage.— Waterloo Regional Police (@WRPSToday) August 30, 2020
He is considered armed and dangerous.
Anyone with information, call 911. https://t.co/msAcKDyLA5 pic.twitter.com/GsvbkgIGMk
Police believed the Audi SUV he was driving was involved in a minor traffic incident when he fled the scene and sustained front end damage.
WRPS would not say where Bagley was found but that OPP arrested him without incident just after 2 p.m.
As of 7 p.m., the victims are both still in hospital with serious injuries.
The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact Waterloo Regional Police Service.