Earlier today, there was a major police presence at the Montreal offices of Ubisoft.
Reports indicated an alleged ‘hostage’ situation, with staff being warned to hide and some securing themselves on the roof.
Police were later seen escorting employees out of the building.
Now, it turns out that the incident was a hoax.
Police have said the call was a hoax, likely a ‘swatting,’ where someone calls police to a location alleging a serious threat, leading to the most heavily armed units responding to the fake threat.
Authorities have not yet apprehended a suspect for the fake call.
Here are some videos of what took place earlier:
Breaking: A police operation is underway in Montreal, Canada.
Journal de Montreal is reporting that a possible hostage situation involving dozens of people is ongoing in the Ubisoft building. pic.twitter.com/qdxNRoTP3C
— PM Breaking News (@PMBreakingNews) November 13, 2020
Ubisoft hostage situation: lots of police and ambulances. Crowds gathering at police lines. pic.twitter.com/h9obb0kU9a
— ROBERTO WAKERELL-CRUZ ✝️ (@Robertopedia) November 13, 2020
— OSI News (@osiworldnews) November 13, 2020
Photo – Twitter