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Police surrounded the Ubisoft Montreal headquarters for a call to arrest the hostages

According to local news channels in Montreal, Canada, a hostage arrest is currently taking place in game developer Ubisoft Montreal’s headquarters building on Saint Laurent Avenue. Police were immediately present at the scene but could not verify exactly what was going on.

Specifically, the incident took place in the early afternoon of Friday when a series of Ubisoft Montreal employees posted on social media announcing that the police were encircling the area of ​​Ubisoft Montreal’s headquarters and employees being evacuation. Canadian news agency TVA Nouvelles reported that the authorities sent tactical tactical units, SWAT teams – to Ubisoft Montreal’s headquarters on Saint Laurent Avenue, Montreal, Canada. Call 911 that Ubisoft Montreal is in a hostage situation.

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At first, the threat seemed real, and Ubisoft Montreal employees hid under their desks to seek refuge. However, according to a press release released on the Service de Police de la Ville de Montréal website, the Montreal police have finally identified no threat at the main office building of game developer Ubisoft Montreal. on St. Laurent Avenue.

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The news agency TVA Nouvelles, citing unidentified sources, reported on television that at 3 p.m. an investigation identified a call to the 911 emergency line with claims that Ubisoft Montreal was in love. The situation of taking a hostage is just a “hoax”. Le Journal de Montréal news agency reported, citing Montreal police that the call was made from inside the Ubisoft Montreal headquarters building, the call was made around 1 p.m. and the caller threatened. threatened to blow up the building if the police did not pay the ransom of more than $ 2 million.

But it seems to be purely a “hoax” and after Montreal police confirmed that there were no threats inside the building, Ubisoft Montreal recently released a statement that the problem has been resolved without the incident and Ubisoft is thanking the Montreal police for handling the situation, as well as thanking fans for their support and concern.

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The first statement mentions the “courage and calm” that the game developer team has shown in such a frightening situation. Representatives of Ubisoft said the life and health of the development team are the most important. Ubisoft claims that the Montreal police handled the situation professionally and quickly. The statement ends by thanking the fans for their kind words and support, the fans enjoying Ubisoft’s latest hit, Assasins Creed Valhalla.

Police surrounded the Ubisoft Montreal headquarters for a call to arrest the hostages | PC/Console

It is known that Ubisoft Montreal headquarters building was built in 1993 with more than 3,500 employees, is one of the most important studios of game developers from France. This is the main developer on Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla, the latest installment in the long-standing Assassin’s Creed series, just coming out this week.

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