Montreal: two arson attacks on vehicles in less than 30 minutes

Montréal: two arson attacks on vehicles in less than 30 minutes

UPDATE DAY

The Montreal Police Department is investigating two arson attacks that targeted two vehicles in less than 30 minutes in eastern Montreal overnight from Tuesday to Wednesday.  

Police were first alerted to a vehicle on fire in the parking lot of a private residence on Avenue Eudore-Dubeau, near Avenue Joliot -Curie, in Rivière-des-Prairies. 

Firefighters dispatched to the scene were able to control the fire, but heavy damage was found on the vehicle, according to SPVM spokesperson Mariane Allaire Morin added that no one was injured. 

Around 12:20 a.m., calls to the police reported another fire in a vehicle at the intersection of rue Cabrini and boulevard Lacordaire, in the borough of Mercier-Hochelaga-Maisonneuve. 

The fire is considered to be criminal since at least one suspect was seen fleeing the scene, according to the SPVM which specifies that no one was injured, but the vehicle is a total loss, while another vehicle was damaged by the flames. 

The Montreal police which does not exclude not the possibility that the two fires are connected indicates that its investigators had to travel to the scene to analyze the two scenes and try to establish the exact circumstances surrounding the two events.