At least three police cars set on fire after Habs' win

Updated: April 22, 2008, 1:15 AM ET
Associated Press

MONTREAL -- At least three police cars were set on fire in downtown Montreal on Monday night after the Canadiens beat the Boston Bruins in Game 7 of their playoff series.

Cable news channel LCN caught images of the destructive celebration from a camera in a helicopter. People could be seen smashing a police car before it was set ablaze.

Montreal police spokeswoman Annie Lemieux confirmed in a statement on the department's voicemail that at least three police cars had been set on fire a few blocks away from the Bell Centre, where the Canadiens beat the Bruins 5-0.

"Many arrests have been made," Lemieux said. "Fortunately, no one seems to have been seriously injured so far."

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