Possible hostage taking in Montreal’s Ubisoft office according to police false alarm | NOW

In the Canadian city of Montreal, the police were pulled out on Friday because of a possible hostage situation at an office of game developer Ubisoft. The police later reported that it was a false alarm.

On images from the Canadian TV station VAT could be seen how employees stood on a roof. The police had cordoned off the area around the office and called for them to stay away.

The police announced that they had taken action after the emergency number was called. However, after a large-scale police action, “no threatening situation” was observed. The building was evacuated under the supervision of the police.

The police are still looking for the person or persons who made a threatening phone call that gave rise to the deployment of emergency services. According to local media, the call came from the building itself, with the message that a hostage situation was underway.

Ubisoft best known for Assassin’s Creed-spell

Ubisoft Montreal is one of the studios of the French game publisher Ubisoft. The Montreal office is not the game developer’s headquarters. It is located in the French city of Montreuil.

The studio has recently Assassin’s Creed Valhalla released and was also responsible for Assassin’s Creed Odyssey. Millions of people worldwide play the Ubisoft games.

Ubisoft was recently discredited after a survey of 14,000 company employees reported that a quarter had experienced “inappropriate behavior” in the workplace.


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