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Man charged with spraying fire extinguisher at Boyne guard

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HARBOR SPRINGS, MI (AP) -

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 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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