Employees at Montreal-based video-game studio Ubisoft have been compelled to flee

a group of people walking down a street next to a brick building: Ubisoft's main office in Montreal, Quebec. Eric Thomas/AFP via Getty Images © Eric Thomas/AFP through Getty Photos Ubisoft’s fundamental workplace in Montreal, Quebec. Eric Thomas/AFP through Getty Photos

  • Police responded to the video-game studio Ubisoft in Montreal on Friday afternoon, Le Journal de Montreal reported. Stories had described it as a possible hostage state of affairs, nevertheless it turned out to be a hoax.
  • Cops surrounded the constructing on Saint-Laurent Boulevard within the Mile Finish neighborhood. A reside information feed confirmed workers on the roof.
  • A consultant of the Montreal police service instructed Enterprise Insider {that a} “police operation” was occurring however did not say whether or not it was a hostage state of affairs.
  • Workers on the roof may very well be seen barricading the door, and workers within the constructing have been reportedly barricaded in convention rooms.
  • By late Friday afternoon, the police had evacuated the constructing safely. “No menace has been recognized for now,” the police service stated.
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Workers on the video-game studio Ubisoft in Montreal, Quebec, have been ushered to the roof as cops surrounded the constructing on Friday afternoon amid studies of a possible hostage state of affairs. But it surely turned out to be a hoax.

A video feed from Le Journal de Montreal confirmed the scene because it unfolded at Ubisoft Montreal, on Saint-Laurent Boulevard within the Mile Finish neighborhood.

Montreal’s police service instructed Enterprise Insider {that a} “police operation” was going down. It didn’t say whether or not it was a hostage state of affairs.

The police service stated that officers have been responding to a 911 name and that no accidents had been reported. It stated “specialised” officers have been “inspecting the premises.”

An armored police truck was seen pulling as much as the constructing, and workers on the roof may very well be seen barricading the door. Contained in the constructing, workers have been reportedly barricading themselves inside convention rooms.

By late Friday afternoon, the police had safely evacuated workers and deemed the decision that sparked the investigation a hoax. “No menace has been recognized for now,” the police service stated. “We’re presently evacuating the constructing.”

Ubisoft Montreal, the primary growth studio of the French recreation writer Ubisoft, is accountable for main franchises like “Murderer’s Creed,” “Far Cry,” and “Watch Canine.”

Earlier than the coronavirus pandemic, the workplace had a whole bunch of workers. However as many individuals have been working from residence, fewer employees have been within the studio on Friday afternoon.

A Ubisoft consultant instructed Enterprise Insider, “We’re conscious of the state of affairs and dealing with native authorities.”

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