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Video of suspect in Queen West arson investigation released by police

Toronto police have released surveillance footage of a suspect in an arson investigation and are asking for the public’s help in identifying him.

Police say they were called to an alleyway in the Queen Street West and Shaw Street area at 5 a.m. on Sunday.

They allege a man started a fire in the alleyway and then left the scene before emergency officials arrived.

He is described as wearing dark coloured pants, a light coloured hooded sweater, and carrying a dark coloured backpack with reflective material.

The surveillance footage shows what appears to be the man lighting a pile of boxes on fire before calmly walking away.