Cathédrale Street building severely damaged in arson attack: Montreal police

A building in downtown Montreal set on fire. Tuesday, June 6, 2023. TVA

A downtown building was severely damaged by an arson attack early Tuesday.

Around 1 a.m., a 911 call reported someone throwing a Molotov cocktail toward a building on Cathédrale Street, near Saint-Antoine Street West. According to police, the suspect fled on foot in an unknown direction.

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Firefighters quickly contained the blaze. There were no reported injuries, and no arrests have been made.

The criminal arson squad has taken over the investigation.

The building is located in a busy area, near Place du Canada, an Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada office, and a bus terminal.

Cathédrale Street was closed south of Saint-Antoine Street to assist in the investigation.

— with files from Global’s Matilda Cerone


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