Armed Person

If you can leave the premises without putting yourself in danger, evacuate the building

  • Remain calm.
  • Never try to stop an armed person.
  • Do not activate the fire alarm.
  • Take the nearest emergency exit. 
  • Use the stairs to exit the building. Don’t take the elevator. 
  • Show your hands so that police officers don’t see you as a threat. 
  • Inform anyone you meet that they should leave the premises immediately.
  • Once you leave the building, don’t stay in close range. Go to the meeting point that is a little further away, at the corner of Peel and St. Jacques Streets (the space in front of the old Planetarium). 
  • Once you’ve reached safety, call 911.

If you cannot safely leave the premises without putting yourself in danger, hide

  • Stay calm and silent. 
  • Hide and tell other people to do the same. 
  • Lock the door of the room where you’re hiding. 
  • Barricade the door with furniture. 
  • Close the blinds on the windows. 
  • Stay away from doors and windows (hallways and outdoor walls).
  • If there is a window that looks out on an external wall of the building, let police know you are there by putting a note in the window. 
  • Hide under a desk. 
  • Stay quiet. 
  • Put your cell phone in silent mode. 
  • If someone knocks at the door, don’t open it. The person who is knocking may pose a threat to you.
  • In the event that police officers need to check the premises, they will receive access cards and sets of keys. 
  • Never jump out of your hiding place, and keep your hands in plain sight. 
  • Wait for directions from police officers or the Security and Prevention Office before leaving the premises. 

In the event of an evacuation

  • Go to the meeting point that is a little further away, at the corner of Peel and St. Jacques Streets (the space in front of the old Planetarium). 
  • Never stay close to the building.
  • Keep quiet so you can hear directions given by police or security officers.

Remember...

  • Never jump out of your hiding place.
  • Keep your hands in plain sight.