Montreal: Molotov cocktail is thrown at a downtown building

Montreal: Molotov cocktail is thrown at a downtown building

The Service de Police de la Ville de Montréal (SPVM) is investigating an arson attack that targeted a downtown building on Sunday morning.

Police were alerted by a 911 call reporting a fire at a building on Boulevard de Maisonneuve Est, near Rue Saint-Timothée, around 5am.

Firefighters dispatched to the scene quickly got the fire under control before noticing the presence of an incendiary object thrown at the facility’s window. Accelerator would have been used, said Raphaël Bergeron, spokesman for the SPVM.

The damage to the building is minimal due to the rapid intervention of the fire brigade. A security perimeter has been established and the stage is now protected. Investigators and forensic identification specialists are on site to clarify the circumstances surrounding the incident.