Employees of Ubisoft’s Montreal studio in Canada have been taken hostage by gunmen for now unknown reasons. It was reported that a large number of police teams surrounded the building, while employees were seen being taken to the roof.
It is stated that employees of the Ubisoft Montreal game studio in Canada, one of Ubisoft’s largest game studios, are currently taken hostage. Dozens of people are currently being held hostage at Ubisoft’s Montreal office, Canadian news outlet Journal de Montreal reports. There are many cruisers and heavily armed officers in the area surrounded by police teams.
Dozens of people are being held on the roof, according to the images of the hostage-taking incident, which was announced at the Ubisoft building on St-Laurent Boulevard in Montreal’s Mile End neighborhood. Eric Pope, a senior manager at Ubisoft Montreal, made a statement about the unfolding events. Sharing a photo of the people held hostage on the roof, Pope said, “This is insane, those on the roof are my team.” but it seems that this share is currently being removed.
Ubisoft: We are aware of the situation
“We are aware of the situation and we are working with local officials,” a Ubisoft spokesperson told Game Informer about the hostage-taking incident.
Although there are still no clear statements about this incident, the official Twitter account of Police Montreal said, “There is an ongoing police operation at the corner of St-Laurent and St-Viateur. We ask people to stay away from these areas. “More details will be released as the information is verified at the moment,” he said.
It is not known why they were taken hostage
On the other hand, it is not known why this situation happened in Ubisoft Montreal studios. Attackers thought to be targeting a large amount of copyrighted content in the studio are reportedly still inside. As there are new developments, we will continue to inform you about this issue.
Update: The Montreal police announced in the post on Twitter that no threat has been detected for now, and the evacuation work has started.