Montreal police have sent out a warning on their social media channels, urging citizens to stay away from the Verdun borough of the island.
In a tweet, the SPVM said there was an “ongoing police intervention,” specifically around the Boulevard Lasalle and rue de l’Église area.
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According to the police, “a man in distress barricaded himself in his apartment. He’s been subdued by the officers. Please avoid the area.”
— Police Montréal (@SPVM) March 20, 2019
More to come as the story develops.