Montreal police are reportedly carrying out an operating near Ubisoft Montreal’s office on St-Lauren Blvd, according to Journal de Montréal.
Several videos and photos shared on social media Friday afternoon show the video game developer’s office being blocked by police cars and officers with shields walking on the sidewalk. Some Ubisoft staff are on the building’s roof as seen from helicopter footage captured by TVA Nouvelles.
Journal de Montréal says that it spoke with Ubisoft employees outside of the office that have been in contact with their colleagues taking refuge on the roof.
There is an ongoing police operation at the corner of Saint-Laurent and St-Viateur. We ask people to avoid the area. The #SPVM is currently validating information and more details will follow. pic.twitter.com/44PjWzsCOh
— Police Montréal (@SPVM) November 13, 2020
Ubisoft Montreal adopted a work-from-home policy early on in the pandemic. Roughly 4,000 Ubisoft employees typically work from the studio.
— Paul Desbaillets (@pauldesbaillets) November 13, 2020
Police are requesting that people avoid the area of the city near St. Laurent and St. Viateur.
More to come…
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