03/04/2014 11:40 EST | Updated 05/04/2014 05:59 EDT

Montreal police in armed standoff with robbery suspect

Montreal police are trying to negotiate with a suspect holed up in a residential building in the east end of the city after an armed robbery at a nearby pharmacy.

Police said someone tried to rob a Pharmaprix store near the corner of Sherbrooke and Hogan streets around 10 a.m. Tuesday.

Officers nearby gave chase and followed a suspect to a small apartment building across the street.

A tactical team is on site and officers are trying to make contact with the suspect.

No injuries have been reported.

Police are telling people to avoid the area on Sherbrooke Street between Bercy and Montgomery streets.