Michigan

Man charged with spraying fire extinguisher at Boyne guard

Firefighters extinguish a blaze Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016, at Boyne Highlands Resort in Harbor Springs, Mich. The resort called it a "significant structure fire" early Sunday.  (Alex Childress Photo via AP)

Firefighters extinguish a blaze Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016, at Boyne Highlands Resort in Harbor Springs, Mich. The resort called it a "significant structure fire" early Sunday. (Alex Childress Photo via AP)  (The Associated Press)

Authorities say a man ran from a security guard and sprayed a fire extinguisher at him during a major fire at a northern Michigan ski resort.

The Petoskey News-Review (http://bit.ly/2hmvfG3 ) says David Soltysiak has been charged with assault with a dangerous weapon.

Twelve people were injured early Sunday in a fire at the main lodge at Boyne Highlands, including a man who remains in critical condition.

A police affidavit filed in Emmet County court says a guard was trying to evacuate people from the lodge when he encountered Soltysiak. Investigators say Soltysiak refused to put down a fire extinguisher and instead sprayed it at the guard.

Soltysiak was arrested Monday and was still in jail Wednesday. He's asked for a court-appointed lawyer.

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Information from: Petoskey News-Review, http://www.petoskeynews.com