Incident Summary:

09/18/2016: An assailant threw a Molotov cocktail at a Haitian radio station in Montreal, Canada. No casualties were reported in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.




North America

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Saint-Michel neighborhood.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Journalists & Media
Name of Entity St-Michel's Haitian Radio Station
Specific Description Radio Station
Nationality of Target Canada
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Incendiary Molotov Cocktail/Petrol Bomb
Weapon Details
A Molotov cocktail was used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) No
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Other Crime Type
Additional Information There is doubt that this incident meets terrorism-related criteria. A source suspected that the attack may have been carried out by a disgruntled former employee.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Montreal's Haitian radio station damaged by third firebombing in four years," CTV News, September 18, 2016."
"Haiti - Diaspora : Second arson in a Haitian radio of Montreal,", September 19, 2016."
"Firebombing targets Haitian radio station in Montreal –," News, September 19, 2016."