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Hostage Situation Reported At Ubisoft Montreal

UPDATE: The Montreal Police have now said on Twitter that “no threat has been identified for now”. The 911 call is now being treated as a hoax and the police are trying to figure out who’s responsible for the call.

ORIGINAL STORY:

News outlets are reporting that there is currently an ongoing hostage situation at Ubisoft Montreal. Their headquarters, located at the corner of Saint-Laurent and Saint-Viateur, is currently an advised no-go area via Police Montreal.

The Montreal Police is currently in the verification stage of the incident and cannot confirm any details, according to local news outlet TVA nouvelles:

The image in the tweet above is of the Police response to the situation. It can be confirmed below:

We will update this article as, and when, new information arrives:

Canadian Twitter account @WeAreCanProud revealed the news earlier today in an article from The Post Millennial. You can see their tweet below:

The situation is being handled by Police Montreal at the time of writing. However, they have advised those in Montreal to avoid the area around Ubisoft’s HQ there.

Twitter user @tvanouvelles, a local news station, has shared imagery of what appears to be Ubisoft Montreal’s staff on the rooftop of their building. This appears to confirm earlier reports that dozens of employees were trapped within the building.

Ubisoft Hostage Situation
This woman is being seen outside of Ubisfot Montreal, concerned for someone within. / Credit: TVA nouvelles

It appears as though they have barricaded the door. You can see in the tweet below:

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