Woman detained following suspected arson attempt in Port of Spain

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    A Morvant woman is in police custody following a suspected arson attempt in Port of Spain.

    Officers yesterday responded to a call about a fire at a building near the corner George Street and Independence Square North.

    A group of persons claimed they saw a woman go into the premises and start blaze.

    They also told police that the woman, a tenant, had gotten into an altercation about the alleged vandalizing of her business and threatened to “flatten and burn down” the building.

    Fire officers extinguished the blaze and police officers identified and detained the woman for questioning.