Possible firearm: Cégep Marie-Victorin evacuated

Possible firearm: C&égep Marie-Victorin evacuated

Cégep Marie-Victorin

Cégep Marie-Victorin, in northeast Montreal, was evacuated as a preventive measure this afternoon. A man was seen with a firearm in his possession, according to the Service de police de la Ville Montréal (SPVM).

The individual was outside the establishment with clothes. other people, according to information sent to 911. The police arrested a man, but it is not the suspect, indicates Véronique Dubuc, public relations officer at the SPVM.

Gabriel Moreira-Rodrigues was on the third floor of the Campagna pavilion when the evacuation began, around 2:20 p.m. “We saw lots of police cars coming through the window overlooking Maurice-Duplessis. We didn’t really understand,” says the first-year graphic design student.

However, no one was aware that someone was in possession of a weapon. A student learned about it from La Presse. The evacuation went well, according to the young man.

“Apart from two or three students who were descending quickly, no one was stressed. People came out of the classroom laughing. Apart from the police cars, there was really nothing special,” he said.

No one was threatened or injured, according to the SPVM.

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