"No Active Threat" Against Twitch as Police Investigate Threatening Message Against Headquarters

"No Active Threat" Against Twitch as Police Investigate Threatening Message Against Headquarters

Employees were allowed to work from home as police investigated threats against Twitch HQ.

Police responded to Twitch HQ today following a series of threats made to its San Francisco offices over the past few days. Though San Francisco PD has told USgamer that a preliminary investigation has determined there is not an active threat at this time, the Special Investigations Division has been notified of the incident.

First reports of this circled this morning, when Business Insider reported that San Francisco police were responding to a threat made against the company on social media. SFPD confirmed to USG that police responded to a threat this morning, and an investigation determined it was identical to another threat received yesterday, followed-up with "the threat is real." Business Insider reports that employees at Twitch's San Francisco offices were allowed to work from home today as police investigated.

"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 to USG. "The safety and security of our employees is our top priority, and we are focused on ensuring this is resolved quickly and safely."

Anonymous sources at Kotaku say it was a shooting threat, as also stated in Business Insider's report, and that employees received an email telling them to work from home for the day.

Tech companies like Twitch have been targeted in the past by violent threats. YouTube's San Bruno offices were targeted by a shooter last year, as well as the mass shooting at a Madden tournament in Jacksonville, Florida. While there is no active threat at this time, the investigation into these threats is ongoing.

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Eric Van Allen

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Eric is a writer and Texan. He's a former contributor to sites including Compete, Polygon, Waypoint, and the Washington Post. He loves competitive games, live music, and travel.

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