The resulting fire caused "considerable" damage.
A business in Saint-Léonard was the target of arson Wednesday morning, according to Montreal police.
Firefighters were dispatched to a building on rue Jean-Talon near rue de Fontenelle following a 4 a.m. 911 call. They were able to extinguish the flames but not before they caused what SPVM spokesperson Jean-Pierre Brabant described as "considerable" damage to the business.
No one was injured.
The fire department transferred the investigation into the blaze to the SPVM arson squad after finding a Molotov cocktail.
Investigators were still on the scene early Wednesday morning.
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