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Police respond to potential hostage situation at Ubisoft Montreal office

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French videogame giant Ubisoft's Montreal office is seen on July 18, 2020 in Quebec, Canada. - The recent sexual-harassment scandal shaking Ubisoft, the leading French video game publisher and one of the biggest names around the world, is only the tip of the iceberg, the 34-year-old Quebec native longtime female pro-gaming icon, Stephanie "missharvey" Harvey told AFP. (Photo by Eric THOMAS / AFP) (Photo by ERIC THOMAS/AFP via Getty Images)

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According to the CBC and other local media, a major police operation is underway at one of the buildings that make up Ubisoft Montreal offices. At approximately 1:30 PM ET, a group of suspects entered the building. Montreal Police confirmed there’s an ongoing operation in the area, but stopped short of calling it a hostage situation. As of 3:10 PM ET, police say there haven’t been any reports of injuries.

Videos people have uploaded to Twitter and other social media platforms show heavily armed officers cordoning off the surrounding area. Ubisoft Montreal’s main office is located in Montreal’s trendy Mile End neighborhood. Police have asked people to stay away from the area.

We’ve reached out to Ubisoft for comment. We’ll update this story when we hear back from the company, as more information becomes available.


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