Ubisoft hostage state of affairs: Dozens of individuals reportedly held hostage at Ubisoft Montreal | Gaming | Leisure
Reviews are rising from Canada in the present day of a potential hostage state of affairs on the places of work of Ubisoft Montreal.
A serious police operation is at present underway on the premises of Ubisoft’s Canadian HQ, which relies on Saint-Laurent Boulevard in Montreal.
Footage taken from the scene have proven a big crowd of individuals gathered on the roof of the constructing whereas Montreal Police are advising individuals to remain away from the world.
On Twitter the Police Montreal account posted: “There’s an ongoing police operation on the nook of Saint-Laurent and St-Viateur. We ask individuals to keep away from the world. The #SPVM is at present validating data and extra particulars will observe.”
Dan Spector, a reporter with World Montreal, is reporting from the world and on Twitter mentioned an armoured car is on web site with an increasing number of police arriving.
Spector tweeted: “Increasingly police arriving at Ubisoft constructing. A small bus filled with officers simply got here by way of. There is a heavy, armed car on web site too. Crowd of onlookers has assembled.”
Whereas in a now-deleted tweet one other Twitter consumer posted: “My boss’ buddy works at Ubisoft. She’s working from residence however she mentioned that she talked with colleagues who’re hiding beneath their desks.”
Elsewhere, Le Journal De Montreal mentioned the police operation begun round 1.30pm native time on the nook of Avenue Saint-Viateur which is within the Mile-Finish district.
Footage seen by the web site present a big safety perimeter within the space with quite a few officers on the scene.
Whereas footage recorded by the helicopter of the TVA Nouvelles community present dozens of individuals on the roof of the constructing, with the door resulting in the rooftop terrace barricaded with a chair.
Ubisoft Montreal is likely one of the companies situated within the workplace block together with different corporations.
Ubisoft have mentioned they’re conscious of the state of affairs and are working with native authorities, in keeping with Autopresse.eu’s Jason Schreier.
Schreier tweeted: “Clearly one thing scary taking place at Ubisoft Montreal, however be cautious of misinformation on Twitter.
“Staff inform Autopresse.eu they’ve obtained safety directions however do not know what occurred. Ubisoft PR says: ‘We’re conscious of the state of affairs and dealing with native authorities.'”
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