‘Dozens’ of people are taken hostage in gaming company Ubisoft’s office in Montreal
- ‘Dozens’ of people in the offices in Montreal are on its terrace
- The CBC reports that it is related to an armed robbery but police have not confirmed that detail
- Some say they are barricading in a conference room and that it is a hostage situation
- Ubisoft makes games including the popular game Assasin’s Creed
Dozens of people have reportedly been taken hostage in a gaming company office in Montreal.
Local newspaper The Journal Montreal reported on Friday that the hostages were in the Ubisoft office.
Some employees were able to get out of the building but some remain there and are taking refuge on a terrace, on the other side of fire doors.
Police, one with a handgun drawn, stand at the entrance to the Ubisoft building in Montreal, Friday, Nov. 13, 2020
Others have barricaded themselves into a conference room, according to the staff who were able to escape. Police are on the scene.
Ubisoft makes the popular game Assassin’s Creed.
CBC reports that the incident is in relation to an armed robbery.
According to CTV, an employee ‘sent a memo asking staffers to barricade themselves and stay quiet.’
Police are yet to confirm any of the reported details.
Special forces teams are there.
A police officer carries a battering ram as officers assemble at the Ubisoft building in Montreal, Friday, Nov. 13, 2020
Police maintain a security cordon after reports of a hostage incident at the offices of gaming software developer Ubisoft in Montreal, Quebec, Canada November 13, 2020