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Smoke bombs briefly cripple Montreal subway system

MONTREAL (AP) – Police say smoke bombs were set off at multiple points in Montreal’s subway system, briefly cutting off service and creating a nightmarish morning commute.

Quebec Premier Jean Charest condemned the attack, saying he hopes the guilty parties are found.

The incident occurred near the peak of Thursday morning rush hour. Most service was restored just after 10 a.m. (1500 GMT).

Subway service has been interrupted in recent weeks as the city deals with student protests over tuition increases.

Thursday’s subway shutdown caused long lineups at bus stops and increased traffic under a heavy drizzle.

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