Police charge man after apartment complex sustains significant water damage, Woolloongabba

Dutton Park detectives investigating large scale water damage at a Woolloongabba apartment complex overnight have arrested and charged a man after a fire hydrant was allegedly turned on.

Police were called to the Wolseley Street complex around 2.50am today (Saturday, February 20) to discover significant water damage from the 7th floor down to the basement.

It will be further alleged that fire extinguishers were removed from the walls from eight floors of the apartment complex.

Extensive damage occurred including to walls, flooring, elevator shafts and electrical systems, as well as damage apartments within the complex.

A 25-year-old Woollongabba man was arrested at the scene and has been charged with one count each of wilful damage, enter premises and commit an indictable offence, wilful damage, interfere with fire apparatus and contravene a direction.

He has been denied police bail and is due to appear in the Brisbane Magistrates Court on Monday, February 22.

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