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13 Nov 2020 | 07:52 PM UTC

Canada: Reports of ongoing police operation in Montreal November 13

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Reports of ongoing police operation in Montreal November 13; possible hostage situation; disruption likely

TIMEFRAME expected from 11/13/2020, 12:00 AM until 11/14/2020, 11:59 AM (America/Montreal). COUNTRY/REGION Montréal

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Unconfirmed reports state that there is an ongoing police operation in the vicinity of an office building located on St. Laurent Boulevard, located in Montreal's Mile End area, on Friday, November 13. Images show armed police surrounding the building, with unconfirmed social media reports stating that there is a hostage situation ongoing inside the premises, with dozens of people blockading themselves on the roof. At the time of writing, there have been no reported injuries; further information is awaited.

A heightened security presence and localized travel disruptions should be anticipated in the vicinity of the incident. 


Those in Montreal are advised to monitor developments, avoid the area, and adhere to all instructions issued by local authorities.


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