(Cowansville) A drone was seen near the federal penitentiary in Cowansville, in Montérégie, triggering a police operation.
Police officers from the Sûreté du Québec (SQ) were notified around 1:30 a.m. Sunday morning of the device flying over the establishment.
“During the search, the police located a vehicle with two occupants. Now, these two people are being met by the police, ”said Sergeant Claude Denis, spokesperson for the SQ.
The link between these two people and the wanted drone could not be established immediately, especially since the operation of the Sûreté du Québec was still underway at around 8:30 a.m.
“The drone would have been located. However, a dog handler was requested on the spot in order to do research to find a possible package deposited on the spot or near the penitentiary ”, specified Sergeant Denis.
The investigation by the Sûreté du Québec is continuing.