Ubisoft Montreal office cleared, hostage taking turns out to be false alarm



Ubisoft Montreal’s office building was evacuated last night following a possible hostage situation. In the end, this turned out not to be the case.


The police took action after someone from the building itself called the emergency number and claimed that a hostage situation had taken place. In the end, there appeared to be no imminent situation, but the police decided to evacuate the building as the area around the office had been cordoned off by the police.


During the situation, footage shot from a helicopter showed employees of the Montreal, Canada-based developer standing on the roof of the building. Various employees posted a message on social media that they were safe.


It could be a ‘swatting’ incident. This means that someone anonymously reports a crime at a location, when no crime is in progress. People who do this may face fines or other penalties. The police are still investigating who was responsible for the bell.


Ubisoft Montreal recently released Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. Other games developed by the studio include Assassin’s Creed Origins, Far Cry New Dawn and Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time