Montreal: Molotov cocktail against a hair salon

Montréal: Molotov cocktail against a hair salon


Montreal police are investigating an arson attack that targeted a hair salon in the borough of Outremont, overnight from Wednesday to Thursday. 

< p>The Service de police de la Ville de Montréal (SPVM) was alerted shortly before 1 a.m. to a fire in the Charm hair salon, located near Van-Horne and Davaar avenues.

When the police arrived on the scene, the firefighters were already bringing the fire under control, according to SPVM spokesperson Caroline Chèvrefils.

Two suspects allegedly smashed the front window of the business to throw an incendiary object inside before fleeing on foot.

No one was injured as the hair salon was closed overnight, but significant damage was caused primarily by the water.

An incendiary object was found inside the business, according to the SPVM, adding that witnesses to the event were met by the p officers.

The scene was protected for investigators from the SPVM arson section who are expected on site during the day.

The investigators will try to determine the causes and the exact circumstances surrounding this arson, it was added.