Canada Montreal police report second suspected arson attack at same Saint-Michel building
Quebec police watchdog launches investigation after man, 51, dies in downtown Montreal
Quebec's police watchdog is investigating after a man died during a police intervention in downtown Montreal Saturday night. According to the Bureau of Independent Investigations (BEI), Montreal police were called to a hotel on Sherbrooke Street for a domestic dispute at around 10:40 p.m. Saturday. Police reported that the 51-year-old man started to run once officers arrived, the BEI said. After chasing him on foot for 300 metres, they caught up to him near the corner of Ontario and Saint-Timothée streets, police told the BEI. Police say the man then threw his bag to the ground and told them he was armed.
A commercial building in Montreal's Saint-Michel neighbourhood was the target of a second suspected arson attack within around 24 hours early Tuesday morning.
Montreal police (SPVM) spokesperson Const. Caroline Chevrefils said a 911 call was made at 2:10 a.m. after a car reportedly caught fire in the garage of the building, located on Jarry Street East near Pie-IX Boulevard.
Firefighters quickly brought the fire under control, but considerable damage was reported to the building itself.
A similar incident took placeon Monday morning, but that fire caused only minor damage.
The SPVM's arson squad has taken over the investigation into both incidents. For now, police say they have not identified any suspects, and no arrests have been made.
— With files from the Canadian Press's French-language service
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