Emergency services rushed to downtown Montreal on Sunday afternoon to assist six individuals in crisis. Urgence-Santé paramedics received multiple calls around 4 p.m. reporting that six intoxicated individuals on St-Dominique Street required assistance. Four of them were taken to the hospital, with two women in critical condition. It was revealed that all six individuals had simultaneously reacted to an unknown substance.
According to Jeanne Drouin, spokesperson for the Service de police de la Ville de Montréal (SPVM), an investigation has been initiated by the police to determine the nature of the substance and the circumstances surrounding the incident. Drouin acknowledged that such occurrences are uncommon and emphasized the seriousness of the situation.
Due to the incident, a perimeter has been established at the intersection of St-Dominique and Ontario streets. However, the intersection itself remains open to traffic.
Further details about the incident or the condition of the affected individuals have not been disclosed at this time. The authorities are actively working to gather more information and ensure the safety and well-being of all involved.
As more updates become available, it is hoped that a clearer understanding of the situation will emerge, allowing appropriate action to be taken to prevent similar incidents in the future.