Twitch Headquarters have been closely working with the police in San Francisco after an anonymous threat was made. Business Insider reported earlier today that neither Twitch nor San Francisco’s Police Department would confirm the nature of the threat.
However, social media accounts and sources such as Kotaku suggest that it was a shooting threat. Twitch spokesperson told Business Insider that: “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.”
“The safety and security of our employees is our top priority, and we are focused on ensuring this is resolved quickly and safely.”
By Wednesday afternoon, SFPD had stated that there was no longer an “active threat.” Officers from the SFPD said the threat came from Twitter, but were unable to give further details. Employees were given the option to work from home on Wednesday.
The treats follow from two mass shootings in the US over the weekend, with US president Donald Trump partly blaming video games for the violence.