Montreal police were seeking surveillance camera footage and interviewing witnesses after an attempted firebombing of a West Island daycare centre early Friday.
And the fundamental question on the minds of police and workers at the centre was “why?”
Workers at the K.I.D.S. daycare on Westpark Blvd. in Pierrefonds got to the centre at about 7:40 a.m. to discover a window had been broken with a brick and two Molotov cocktails had been thrown into the building’s gym.
Police said that none of the crude firebombs the discovered had ignited and that apart from the centre’s window there was no other damage or injuries.
Montreal police spokesperson Manuel Couture said the daycare was operating normally as of 9 a.m. Friday.
Earl Abrams, operations manager at the centre, said he and his colleagues were as mystified as police as to why someone would target the daycare.
“(The police) are saying there seems to be no pattern, no anything to this, they’re stumped, as is everyone,” he said, adding that the centre would be updating parents with children at the centre later on Friday when more information on the investigation was available.