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Police search for suspect after alleged arson at Dartmouth barber shop

Halifax Regional Police are searching for a suspect following a suspected arson at Legends Barber Shop in Dartmouth, N.S. Ashley Field/Global News

Halifax Regional Police are searching for a suspect following an alleged arson at a barber shop this morning in Dartmouth.

Police and fire crews responded to a call just after 2:30 a.m., on Friday that Legends Barber Shop on Highfield Park Drive was on fire.

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Police say witnesses reported seeing a man throw something into the business before fleeing on foot.

Multiple police units and a police service dog searched the area but were unable to locate the suspect.

He’s described as 5’6 ” tall, weighing approximately 200 lbs and wearing a blue-hooded shirt.

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Police say the investigation is in its early stages and are asking anyone with information to come forward.

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