The evening of students and employees of the Private College Jean-de-Brébeuf was turned upside down Wednesday evening by a major police operation after several calls to 911. The incident was finally classified as “unfounded” by the SPVM.

For a little over an hour on Wednesday evening, police officers from the Montreal Police Service patrolled the Côte-Sainte-Catherine Road establishment and its perimeter to ensure the safety of the occupants.

The commotion began around 8:40 p.m., when several calls were made to 911, said Jeanne Drouin, media relations officer for the SPVM. Callers told emergency services they heard loud noises, the source of which was not located.

A major police deployment has been initiated to assess the situation, confirmed Agent Drouin. The College was not evacuated. There were no injuries or arrests. At approximately 9:50 p.m., the incident was classified as “unfounded”.

According to our information, students and other members of the College staff are barricaded inside the establishment pending further action. At the end of the evening, they were able to resume their activities.