28 Year Old Man in Edmonton Hospital Following “Gasoline & Lighter” Incident in Saskatoon

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan – A 28 year old man is receiving treatment in an Edmonton Hospital following an incident in Saskatoon early Sunday morning.  At approximately 1:10 a.m., September 9, 2018, Police were called to a home on Kolynchuk Crescent where a man was threatening to harm himself.

When officers arrived they found the man standing outside the home with gasoline and a lighter. The officers attempted to intervene however the man was successful in igniting the fuel and suffered life-threatening injuries before the officers could extinguish the fire. He was transported to Royal University Hospital by Medavie Health Services, and later sent to hospital in Edmonton for burn treatment. It is believed the man was involved in an ongoing domestic dispute.

No one else was injured and no criminal charges have been laid.

(Occurrence Number: 18-95899)

Saskatoon Police Service

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