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Canberra man charged over ACL explosion kills himself

A man charged with blowing up a van packed with gas cylinders outside the Canberra headquarters of the Australia Christian Lobby has committed suicide.

Jaden Duong, 36, had been accused of loading the van with four bottles and ramming the offices of the anti-gay marriage group in December 2016.

Officers were reportedly called to the scene of his 'non-suspicious' death around 4.30pm Sunday, the Canberra Times reports.

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Jaden Duoing (pictured), who was charged with attempting to blow up the Canberra headquarters of the Australia Christian Lobby, has committed suicide

Jaden Duoing (pictured), who was charged with attempting to blow up the Canberra headquarters of the Australia Christian Lobby, has committed suicide

The 36-year-old had been accused of loading up a van (pictured) with gas bottles and ramming the offices of the anti-gay marriage group in December 2016 

The 36-year-old had been accused of loading up a van (pictured) with gas bottles and ramming the offices of the anti-gay marriage group in December 2016 

In a statement ACT Policing said investigations are ongoing, with a report to be prepared for the coroner. 

Mr Duong was charged in April after allegedly driving a white van into the Australian Christian Lobby's Eternity House building, near Parliament House.

The van had been loaded with four gas cylinders and was set on fire by the then 35-year-old, with the resulting explosion causing almost $100,000 in damage.

Mr Duong suffered severe burns in the incident and walked to Canberra Hospital, around five kilometres away, where he was questioned by police and treated.

Officers were reportedly called to the scene of the alleged gay supporter's 'non-suspicious' death around 4.30pm Sunday

Officers were reportedly called to the scene of the alleged gay supporter's 'non-suspicious' death around 4.30pm Sunday

The van (pictured) was packed with gas cylinders and was set on fire by the then 35-year-old and caused almost $100,000 in damage

The van (pictured) was packed with gas cylinders and was set on fire by the then 35-year-old and caused almost $100,000 in damage

In court in August he plead not guilty to arson and property damage, instead claiming mental impairment.

'This event compounds that this has always been a mental health issue - and nothing more that that,'

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