If I had a real course today, and not just having to hand in a paper to the teacher, I would have left my house at 1 pm, taken the bus and gotten at the UQAM at around 1:35 pm (courses begin at 2)...and my course is RIGHT where the whole thing happened. If I had done this, I would probably still be locked into that class as we speak.
But I had a delay correcting the paper, so I left at 1:30 pm...I got there at 2:05 pm and just as I am about to enter the area where my class is, a security guard told me: ''C'EST UNE SITUATION D'URGENCE. VOUS NE POUVEZ PAS RENTREZ!'' (TRANSLATION: URGENT SITUATION, YOU CAN'T HEAD IN). I had awful Dawson like visions in my mind and headed right to the next exit ASAP. An exit where a police car was parked.
I spent the next hour walking outside around the UQAM, seeing TV trucks, police cars and an ambulance. It took so long for info to come out, even CJAD and 690 had NOTHING, but in front of one building one guy came out and said he heard on TV there was a gunman in there, which is what I feared.
Then reports came out no one was hurt...hoping everyone is OK.
EDIT: My teacher just sent a mass email saying they just were allowed to head out, so they were locked in for 3+ hours.
Last edited by Marc the Habs Fan: 12-11-2008 at 05:22 PM.
After two hours, they found a few exploded firecrackers, and a bag containing .22 caliber bullets and knives.
"In the top of the bag they have four or five bullets," said Pierre Luxon, a caretaker at the university.