Twitch Employees told to work from Home As Police Investigate Threats

Police responded to a possible threat at Twitch’s San Francisco headquarters on Wednesday morning. As Business Insider reported this morning, multiple employees said the threat was a possible shooter.

“We were made aware of a threat against our San Francisco HQ on Tuesday, and have been working directly with law enforcement as they investigate,” Twitch said in a statement provided to Business Insider, The Verge, and Kotaku. “The safety and security of our employees is our top priority, and we are focused on ensuring this is resolved quickly and safely.”

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According to the San Francisco Police Department, the threat was originally made yesterday via social media — and then the same threat was made this morning, followed by a post claiming the threat was real. “So it was just a follow-up,” says SFPD public information Officer Adam Lobsinger. SFPD went to the headquarters this morning at 8:33 AM PT and conducted a preliminary investigation. “As of this moment we do not have an active threat,” Lobsinger says. “And it is being investigated,” he continues, noting that the department’s special investigations division has been notified.

Police say there’s no longer an ‘active threat’

With all the recent violence in Ohio and Texas, Police have advised people to be on the lookout for any hate online and to report any threats made, to the Police as soon as possible, in order to prevent any potential tragedy or confrontation.


Sources ( Business InsiderThe VergeKotaku )