UPDATED: Police Operation Underway at Ubisoft Montreal
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.