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Update: Here's Everything We Know About The Emergency Situation In Verdun

Police intervention is ongoing.
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Update: Here's Everything We Know About The Emergency Situation In Verdun

Earlier today reports came out that we had an alleged hostage situation happening in Verdun.

Upon speaking with the media relations of the SPVM, we now know that someone suffering from mental health issues was in a standoff with Montreal Police.

SPVM media relations was not able to comment on specifics, though they did confirm that there was no hostage in the building.

READ NOW: Breaking: Alleged Hostage Situation in Montreal's Verdun

TL;DR  We've received updates from the SPVM media relations regarding the situation in Verdun. 

[De L'Église métro station] 🚇⛔️⚠️ : East building entrance is temporarily closed for an emergency services' response. Bus detours are in effect on bus lines #stm12 and #stm37. Please use west building entrance on Wellington Street to access the métro.

March 20, 2019

Some stations on the Green Line have been shut down after police closed off the scene.

Bus routes 12 and 37 have been re-routed as well. STM is advising people to avoid Wellington street for the time being. 

According to witness reports, police are advising people to take a bus from Angrignon metro to avoid delays going towards Lionel-Groulx metro. 

Via worldpicsmtl

According to our source, a SWAT team stormed the building and shortly after, an ambulance arrived on the scene. 

Another video sent into MTL Blog it looks as though the police can be seen loading someone into the ambulance.

However, according to the SPVM Twitter page, the situation is still ongoing.

Ongoing police intervention in #Verdun (blvd Lasalle / de l'Église).
A man in distress barricaded himself in his apartment. He’s been subdued by the officers. Please avoid the area.#SPVM

March 20, 2019

@tvanouvelles à Verdun

March 20, 2019

Via @worldpicsmtl

Police are still on the scene. Stay alert and try to avoid the Verdun area as much as possible today. 

Stay tuned for more updates. 

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