according to CBS Like other local media, Ubisoft’s Montreal headquarters is conducting a major police operation. At about 1:30 pm Eastern time, a group of suspects entered the building. Montreal police confirmed that operations were taking place in the area, but stopped the operation without taking him hostage. As of 3:10 pm Eastern Time, the police said they had not received any reports of injuries.
There is a police operation in the corner of Saint-Laurent and St-Viateur. We ask people to avoid this area. #SPVM is currently verifying information, more details will be done later. pic.twitter.com/44PjWzsCOh
—Montreal Police Department (@SPVM) November 13, 2020
Videos uploaded to Twitter and other social media platforms showed that heavily armed police officers blocked the surrounding area and filled a large number of people on the roof of the studio. The company’s community manager Eric Pope said on Twitter that he knew some people on the roof of the building. Ubisoft Montreal’s headquarters is located near the city’s trendy Mile End. The police have asked people to stay away from the area.