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A 50-year-old man died at home Sunday afternoon in Longueuil after starting a fire in his Pendale St. residence.

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Following a 911 call at about 12:15 p.m., the Service de police de l’agglomération de Longueuil (SPAL) was called to intervene after a “domestic dispute” in the home. On its Facebook page, the SPAL called it “a family brawl.”

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The first SPAL officers arrived on the scene at 12:24 p.m. The power was out in the home as well as in the surrounding area, part of widespread power outages caused by the weekend storm.

Police established a security perimeter and evacuated about 10 neighbouring homes. They then tried to make contact with the man inside “to try to reason with him, in vain,” as Quebec’s police watchdog, the Bureau des Enquêtes Indépendantes (BEI), said in a communqué.

The BEI has launched an investigation into the circumstances of the Sunday event. The mandate of the BEI is to investigate any police operation in Quebec involving death or serious injury.

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According to preliminary information provided to the BEI, a “threatening man” armed with a knife and in possession of propane tanks had barricaded himself inside. He was alone. At about 12:35 p.m., the man started a fire in the house. Police then entered, accompanied by firefighters, according to the BEI.

The man was found inside, lifeless; his death was declared subsequently.

Seven BEI investigators have been charged with investigating the event’s circumstances; the Sûreté du Québec is providing support. The BEI asks any witnesses to the event communicate with the agency via its website at www.bei.gouv.qc.ca/nous joindre.

sschwartz@postmedia.com

Police find occupant who barricaded himself inside house dead after fire was set

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