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Update: Police arrest arson suspect after receiving tips from the public

At approximately 6 p.m. on October 27, staff at the Superstore located at 3601 Joseph Howe Drive were made aware of a small fire in a grocery isle inside the store. Halifax Fire and Emergency quickly extinguished the fire while the store was being evacuated. Fire officials determined it to be an arson.

As an update, please be advised that at 5:45 p.m. on November 4, Halifax Regional Police arrested 52-year-old Kevin Tracey Shih of Dartmouth without incident in the 0-100 block of Lamont Terrace in Dartmouth. He was transported to HRP headquarters and held for court. He is scheduled to attend Halifax Provincial Court today to face numerous arson and mischief related charges.

Halifax Regional Police would like to thank the public for their assistance in this matter as it was because of the tips received, that the suspect was able to be identified and ultimately arrested.

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Source: Media Release

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