June 05, 1987
Incident Successful: Yes
Location: Toronto, Ontario Canada
Event Type: Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Weapon Type(s): Incendiary (Blunt Object)
Suicide Attack: No
Doubt Terror: Yes
1- Private Citizens & Property(Houses/Apartments/Residence)
Canadian Target: Yes
By foreigners against foreign target(s) in Canada:
Victims: 0 fatalities, 0 injuries
Perpetrators: 0 fatalities, 0 injuries
Description: "06/05/1987: Two Molotov cocktails were thrown at the North York home of a lawyer who had earlier done research on behalf of the Canadian Jewish Congress of Inquiry on War Criminals. One bomb went through a living room window and started a small fire causing an estimated $1,500 damage; the other bottle shattered on the window ledge. A police spokesperson ruled out political motives, claiming that the lawyer was an unlikely victim of Nazi extremism and that the attack was very amateur. The firebombs comprised gasoline-filled soda bottles."
References: 1) "Kellett, A., Beanlands, B., Deacon, J., Jeffrey, H., & Lapalme, C. (1991). Terrorism in Canada 1960-1989, User Report no. 1990-16. Ottawa: Solicitor General Canada, National Security Coordination Centre, Police and Security Branch. p. 447"