"Children's Aid office attacked"

 26 October 2004        

WINDSOR, Ont. (CP) - A disgruntled former employee rammed a flaming truck loaded with propane tanks into the offices of the Children's Aid Society in this southwestern Ontario city Tuesday, police said.  

"We have some indication that the person involved was an ex-employee of the Children's Aid Society," said Sgt. Gerry Corriveau. "We believe at this point and time that he was attempting to simply set fire to the building." The truck, which was also loaded with gas cans, crashed into the offices of the Children's Aid Society around 7:30 a.m, an hour before children and their families usually arrive at the centre.  

"The truck was on fire prior to its impact," said Corriveau. "In fact, the driver was on fire as well."  

The man, identified only as 49 years old and from Windsor , was in critical condition in hospital.  

Five employees inside the building at the time, were not injured, police said.  

The offices were extensively damaged by the fire, estimated at a cost of more than $1 million.           

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