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Police action reported at Montreal gaming company Ubisoft


Police action was underway Friday at the Montreal headquarters of Canadian gaming company Ubisoft, where employees were being evacuated for reasons not immediately divulged.

Montreal police tweeted that “specialized” officers were sent to a location that corresponds with the company’s address. Police responded based on a 911 call, it said.

Police maintain a security cordon after reports of a hostage incident at the offices of gaming software developer Ubisoft in Montreal on Nov. 13, 2020.Christinne Muschi / Reuters

No injuries were reported and “no threat” was yet identified, police tweeted.

“Officers are on site inspecting the premises,” the department said.

“We are aware of the situation and working with local authorities,” the company said in a statement. “It’s important that we do not get in the way of their work at the moment.”

TVA Nouvelle, a Canadian news television company, posted images on Twitter showing police officers running with their hands on their weapons.

The station also posted images that reportedly show a large number Ubisoft employees on the building roof.

This is a breaking news story and will be updated. Please check back for updates.



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