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Molotov cocktail discovered in burned-out restaurant; Montreal police investigating

Montreal police (SPVM) are investigating a case of suspected arson that burned a restaurant in the Saint-Laurent borough on Nov. 9, 2022. (CTV News/Cosmo Santamaria) Montreal police (SPVM) are investigating a case of suspected arson that burned a restaurant in the Saint-Laurent borough on Nov. 9, 2022. (CTV News/Cosmo Santamaria)
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An investigation is underway after Montreal firefighters found a molotov cocktail in a burned-out restaurant early Wednesday morning.

First responders were called to the scene at Bab Sharqi restaurant, in Montreal's Saint-Laurent borough, around 2:00 a.m.

The building, located on Deslauriers and Benjamin-Hudon Streets, endured "considerable damage," according to Montreal police (SPVM) spokesperson Jean-Pierre Brabant.

No injuries were reported.

After putting out the flames, firefighters uncovered a molotov cocktail on-site and the case was transferred to the SPVM's arson squad.

The investigation is ongoing.

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