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Arson suspect dies inside torched liquor store

A man died after setting fire to a liquor store in East Oakland on Tuesday night, police said.

Officers responded at 9:07 p.m. to a report of a suspect who was inside Seminary Market & Liquors at 2611 Seminary Ave. and was setting it on fire, according to police.

Officers arrived to find the liquor store engulfed in flames.

Firefighters extinguished the blaze and found the man dead inside the building, police said.

The man’s name is not being released until his next of kin is notified of his death.

No one else was injured in the incident. Homicide and arson investigators responded to conduct a follow-up investigation into the case.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Police Department’s homicide section at (510) 238-3821 or an anonymous tip line at (510) 238-7950.

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