11/21/2013 04:01 EST | Updated 01/25/2014 04:01 EST

Man arrested in Kirkland for stalking schoolchildren

A man was arrested in Kirkland on Montreal's West Island Thursday morning after he was spotted approaching and speaking to children as they got off their school buses.

Montreal police said he will likely face two charges of criminal harassment of children.

Police said that, to their knowledge, the man had been following children from their school bus stops to their homes between Oct. 20 and Nov. 14.

Investigators were able to identify the man easily based on descriptions from local parents.