Montreal kosher restaurant Chez Benny vandalized in possible hate crime

Chez Benny, a kosher restaurant in Montreal's Saint-Laurent borough, was vandalized Sunday night. (Christine Long/CTV News).

Montreal police is investigating after a kosher restaurant in Montreal's Saint-Laurent borough was the victim of an alleged hate crime.

According to a news release from B’nai Brith Canada, a suspect or suspects threw a rock through the front door of Chez Benny, shattering the glass before attempting to light a fire. 

There were no reported injuries. 

The release states Montreal police is treating it as a possible hate crime.

"It has been a difficult month and a half for Jews across Canada, so people are naturally on edge following this attack,” said Michael Mostyn, CEO of B’nai Brith Canada.

CTV News contacted Montreal police Monday evening, but a spokesperson could not provide any futher details about the investigation.

The owner is asking anyone with information about the incident to contact police. 


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