Ubisoft Responds To Today’s Swatting Incident At Ubisoft Montreal
Today has been a particularly rough one for the employees of Ubisoft Montreal. Earlier, reports that a hostage situation at the building had begun to make its way across social media platforms, inciting panic for Ubisoft employees both inside and outside of the building as people tried to figure out what was happening. Following an organized police response, it was revealed that the company had been the latest in a long line of swatting victims, though this particular incident thankfully ended with no one injured.
Following the peaceful conclusion of the incident, Ubisoft issued a statement to Game Informer’s Liana Ruppert regarding the events that transpired today. “Following the reports of an incident in the studio earlier today, November 13, we are relieved to confirm that all of our team members in Ubisoft Montreal are safe and have been evacuated from the premises,” the statement reads.
We commend the strength and solidarity of all of our team members in this complex and stressful situation. We are grateful for the prompt response of the police and local authorities. We will continue to provide our teams with all the necessary support to cope with this traumatic event.”
As for the identity of the person that made the original 911 call, it’s still anyone’s guess. That said, the Montreal Police Department’s statement regarding today’s incident does include a note indicating that an investigation will be made into determining the identity of the caller, so here’s hoping the instigator will be found.
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