The City of Ottawa’s website appears to have been hacked, with the following message appearing on its page Friday evening:

“Joel Demore:  You laugh at us, you are scared of us, does this help your laughing?” The message continues, saying “We can destroy everything, this is a flex of our power. Please, test us. You know what we want.”

Joel Demore is a constable with the Ottawa Police. The officer’s email is also written in the message, along with the hashtags #DemandChange and #opSoaringEagle.

Ottawa Police Chief Charles Bordeleau told CTV Ottawa police are “aware of the current situation involving the City of Ottawa’s website site and we are actively engaged with city staff to assess the issue."

"We're aware the name of an officer is mentioned on the website, and we're assessing the types of files the officer is investigating," he added. "That will be part of the revue as far as determining what took place and is there a relationship between the name of the officer and the incident that's taken place."

On Twitter, a search for the #opSoaringEagle hashtag leads to a longer message on a seperate website.

In that message, the group known as "Anonymous" says it launched the operation two weeks ago.

Part of the message reads: “We are Anonymous. We are Legion. We do not Forgive. We do not Forget. You should have expected us.”

The city's website has been replaced with a page saying the account has been suspended.

It was still suspended Saturday morning, more than 12 hours after the website went down. Anyone needing to reach the City can call 311.