An armoured SWAT truck is part of a police operation in Montreal near the headquarters of major video-game company Ubisoft.
The Journal Montreal newspaper reported an unspecified number of people have been reportedly taken hostage. The paper said some people who were able to get out of the building have taken refuge on a terrace and rooftop.
There are reports on social media and from other Montreal news outlets of people hiding in conference rooms.
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
Police have not confirmed a hostage situation except to say an ongoing operation is underway.