Jewish Community Campus bombed

04.04.07

Just in time for Passover:

A homemade bomb exploded in front of a Jewish community centre last night, causing a scare but no injuries or damages.

The bomb went off in front of the door of the Ben Weider Community Centre on Westbury Ave. about 11 p.m., blackening the pavement outside without touching the building. A number of employees were inside at the time of the explosion, Montreal police Constable Marie-Claude Berard said.

The incident was caught on surveillance camera. Investigators are looking over the tapes and interviewing witnesses in hopes of obtaining a description of the suspect, Berard said.

For the moment, no notes or threats have been reported to lead police to label this a hate crime, though investigators are considering all possibilities, Berard said.

Thank G-d nobody was hurt. And I hope they catch the bastards and throw them in jail. But really, what else could it be but a hate crime?

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1 Annmarie 04.05.07 at 5:28 AM

We read something on the bottom of the news tonight.. Very sorry about something like this happening at Passover.. I know where the Ben Weider Community Centre on Westbury Ave,is, past it a number of times when we lived in Montreal..I also know how worried the Jewish Community gets when these nasty things happen.. So Sorry.. Cheers

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2 josh 04.05.07 at 11:40 PM

Could be someone pissed off at the service in the gym or maybe didn’t like the food in the restaurant?

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