Police say a phone call reported a hostage situation, Resulting in The evacuation of the building. A frightening situation at Ubisoft Montreal headquarters on Friday afternoon seems to have been resolved without any injuries.
Authorities were called in for exactly what it called a hostage situation in Saint-Laurent, prompting”that a high number of resources” to be deployed to the area. As per a press release issued on the Service de police de la Ville de Montréal website, it was ultimately determined there was no threat, seemingly confirming media reports during the incident that suggested police were called as the result of a hoax.
Reports of a police operation emerged Friday, with local news stations broadcasting footage of what appeared to be Ubisoft workers taking refuge on the roof of their company’s offices. A tweet from the Montreal authorities stated that it had been reacting to a 911 call and advised people to stay away from the area. It afterward said that no threat was discovered and started evacuating the building.
Ubisoft has workers working from home and from the office. Eric Pope, a community programmer on Hyper Scape, said he had been on a telephone with workers who needed to”leave abruptly.”
A Ubisoft spokesperson told GameSpot, “After the Reports of an incident in the studio earlier today, November 13, we’re relieved to affirm that all our team members in Ubisoft Montreal are protected and are evacuated from the premises. We commend the strength and solidarity of most of our staff members in this complicated and stressful circumstance. We’re grateful for the prompt answer of the police and local governments. We’ll continue to provide our teams with all the essential support to cope with this traumatic event”
In Another announcement on Twitter, Ubisoft stated, “We need To salute the courage and composure our teams showed now, our focus stays On ensuring their health and wellbeing. We’d also like to thank the SPVM control. We’re extremely relieved that this was resolved without incident and we’d Like to thank you for your support and kind words.”