Charges laid after car explosion outside Oshawa police station

A man is facing arson charges after a car exploded in front of a downtown Oshawa police station Thursday night.

Durham Regional Police officers heard a loud bang and discovered a vehicle engulfed in flames outside the Central East Division station just after 8 p.m., the police service said in a press release.

Officers were flagged down by witnesses who saw a person throw an “incendiary device” into a parked car shortly before it exploded, police said. After a “short foot pursuit,” the suspect was arrested.

Police say there were no injuries.

Duy Quoc Nguyen, 34, from Oshawa, faces numerous charges, including arson causing damage to property and mischief causing danger to life.

Police are asking anyone with information about this incident to contact Det. Dellipizzi of the Central East Division Criminal Investigations Bureau at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 2766. Anonymous information can be sent to Durham Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at Tipsters may be eligible for a $2,000 cash reward.


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