3 of 4 Montreal metro smoke bomb suspects get bail

Three of four people arrested in connection with last week's Montreal metro smoke bombings have been given bail with dozens of restrictions, including a 9 p.m. curfew.
The four suspects turned themselves in last week.

Three of four people arrested in connection with last week's Montreal metro smoke bombings have been given bail with dozens of restrictions, including a 9 p.m. curfew.

Roxanne Bélisle, 23, Vanessa L'Écuyer, 22, and Geneviève Vaillancourt, 25, were released from custody Friday after each paying $3,000.

The three must keep the peace and refrain from contacting each other. They also have to respect a 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew, unless accompanied by a parent.

Their conditions allow them to take part in public protests if they are peaceful - but they can't wear a mask, carry a bag or carry a container.

A fourth suspect arrested François Vivier Gagnon, will remain in detention until his bail hearing on May 23.

The four were charged with mischief over $5,000 and inciting fear of a terrorist act, a Canadian Criminal Code charge introduced in 2004 following the 9/11 attacks in New York City.

They turned themselves into authorities two days after a coordinated smoke bomb attack in three Montreal subway stations shut down the underground network at the height of morning rush hour.

Bail conditions:

  • Keep the peace.
  • Respect curfew.
  • Stay out of metro system, and keep a 300-metre distance from any station.
  • Keep 300 metres away from school institutions.
  • Report to police every two weeks.