In a recent report from the Montreal Gazette, 22-year-old Yanni Ouahioune, who was responsible for the shooting that led to the evacuation of Ubisoft Montreal, was sentenced to three years in community service, a non-custodial sentence that allows people convicted of certain non-violent crimes to serve their sentences outside of prison.
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The incident occurred in November 2020 after the following. Police received a false report of a "hostage situation" at Ubisoft Montreal, leading to a large-scale police operation that lasted all day. No hostages were found and, fortunately, no one was injured. After determining that the call was a false alarm, the Montreal police announced an investigation to "shed light on the call".
Suspicion fell on Ouahioune, a French citizen and Rainbow Six Siege player who has been banned several times for cheating and being abusive to developers and other players. He denied any involvement in the incident, but had a falling out with Ubisoft: on his YouTube channel, which still exists, he warned of his intention to use "hell cheats" to "punish Rainbow Six Siege" and released a rap track called "Fuck Ubisoft".
Ubisoft commented on the situation as follows:
"We acknowledge the court’s decision. In this trial we were committed to representing the interests of our employees who were affected by this false hostage-taking alert at our Montreal studio. It was important for us to denounce this violent and unacceptable incident. Out of respect for our employees who were affected by this event, we will not comment further."."
Source: PC Gamer