The Montreal police have found no threat inside the Ubisoft office. The people inside are being escorted out safely. According to reports, it appears the police operation was a result of a swatting call from someone inside the building as a prank.
UPDATE 3:46 p.m.:
According to Montreal reporter Les Perreaux, the police released a statement saying the operation is still ongoing, but they have not yet identified a threat. Ubisoft employees are beginning to exit the building.
UPDATE 3:41 p.m.:
It should be noted that the police in Montreal have not confirmed previous reports of a hostage situation. The details of this article have been altered to reflect this. The police operation is still ongoing.
UPDATE 3:15 p.m.:
The police department in Montreal confirmed that they sent officers to the Ubisoft office after receiving a 911 call. According to the police, no injuries have been reported. While the police operation is underway, they’re urging people to avoid the area.
A police operation is occurring at the Ubisoft Montreal headquarters, according to French-Canadian news network TVA Nouvelles.
According to early reports, there are several armed suspects that have held Ubisoft employees in the building, located on Saint-Laurent Blvd. in Montreal. The situation prompted a police response, including the involvement of a “tactical intervention group.”
Recently, the reports show the Ubisoft employees on the roof of the office attempting to barricade the doors.
This is an ongoing situation, and G&A News will try to provide updates as they become available.