Arson suspect killed by police at popular beach park in Kenora, Ont.

Police in Kenora fatally shot a man Tuesday who was believed to have set fire to an ice cream shop at a local beach park and campground.

Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating

OPP officers and fire crews were called to Anicinabe Park shortly after noon Tuesday following reports that a man carrying knives and a gas can had set the shop ablaze.

All the staff inside escaped the shop, although one person suffered injuries and was taken to hospital, SIU said in a statement Tuesday.

SUI later confirmed the man who allegedly set the fire died in hospital.

The man hasn’t been identified pending notification of his next of kin.

Kenora is 200 kilometres east of Winnipeg.

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