Police are escorting dozens of workers from Ubisoft's Montreal office after unconfirmed reports of a "hostage situation".
- Dozens of people were ushered out of the Ubisoft building on Friday
- The CBC reports that it was an armed robbery, but the police have not confirmed the detail
- Some say that they are barricaded in a conference room and that it is a hostage situation
- There were reports that some staff had been taken hostage
- They received a text from the company asking them to turn their phones quietly on and hide
- Ubisoft makes games including the popular Assasin & # 39; s Creed game
Dozens of people were removed from the Ubisoft building in Montreal after police received unconfirmed reports of a hostage situation.
At around 1:30 p.m., special forces were called into the building after employees reported that they had received a text from the company asking them to hide, turn their phones on quietly and not speak.
It is unclear what exactly the threat was or where it came from, but several local outlets described it as a hostage situation.
Police, one with a pistol drawn, are standing at the entrance of the Ubisoft building in Montreal on Friday, November 13, 2020
The employees climbed onto the roof terrace where they waited for news. Some barricaded themselves in a conference room.
Within a few hours, the threat appeared to have spread.
According to CTV, One employee sent a memo asking employees to barricade themselves and keep quiet.
The police have yet to confirm the reported details. Special forces teams remain on site.
Nobody was injured.
A police officer carries a battering ram as officers gather at the Ubisoft building in Montreal on Friday, November 13, 2020
Police maintain a security chain following reports of a hostage incident in the offices of game software developer Ubisoft in Montreal, Quebec, Canada on November 13, 2020