Thompson RCMP are asking the public for any information that may help identify a suspect believed to be involved in a recent arson incident that occurred in Thompson, Manitoba.

On July 18, 2019, at approximately 3:35am, Thompson RCMP responded to a fire at a business located on Selkirk Avenue in Thompson. Upon arrival, officers discovered the business was engulfed in flames. Thompson Fire Department attended and extinguished the fire.

Police investigation has determined that a male suspect filled a small bottle with gasoline at a nearby gas station, paid for it, and then walked over to the business and started the fire. He is believed to have suffered burns to his hands.

If you have any information regarding this incident or the identity of the suspect, you are asked to call the Thompson RCMP detachment at 204-677-6909 or CrimeStoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477. You can also submit a secure tip online at