One man is in custody after police responded to a break and enter in the West End on Friday afternoon.

Police and other emergency crews responded to a break and enter in progress in a home in the 500 block of Simcoe Street.

There, police say a man threatened to set fire to the home, and began setting things within the residence on fire, causing smoke to escape from a window.

Within an hour, the man was taken into custody. The fire department extinguished the items that had been set ablaze.

31-year-old Aaron Hager has been charged with breaking and entering, arson, mischief under $5,000, and failure to comply with a condition recognizance.