The SPVM Is Investigating A Possible Molotov Cocktail Thrown Into A Restaurant Window
An "incendiary object" was found in Old Montreal.
The Service de police de la Ville de Montreal (SPVM)'s arson squad is currently investigating a possible "criminal fire" in Montreal's Ville-Marie borough that occurred the morning of August 3. An "incendiary object" found near the fire site could have been a Molotov cocktail, according to Radio-Canada's Simon-Marc Charron, but police have not yet publicly confirmed how the fire was started.
According to Officer Julien Lévesque, a spokesperson for the SPVM, police were called in to assist the city's fire department with a fire at the corner of Rue Saint-Jean and Rue Notre-Dame O. at approximately 5:55 a.m.
Lévesque said a window was broken and an "incendiary object" was found around the site, but added that no suspect has been arrested yet.
The restaurant reportedly suffered minimal damage and the fire department arrived quickly.