Gamer streaming company Twitch told employees on Wednesday that they were welcome to work from home, and the SFPD is investigating a possibly credible threat at the company's downtown SF headquarters.
Amazon-owned Twitch issued a statement to Business Insider this morning saying, "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."
While the nature of the threat was not disclosed, multiple employees told the publication that it was a shooter threat. Twitch's offices are on the 300 block of Bush Street in the Financial District, and the SFPD said this morning that they were on the scene investigating.
Meanwhile, down in Mission Bay, a suspicious package showed up in the area of Mission Rock Street and Third, just south of Oracle Park, just before the Giants were set to play the Nationals — that game has already begun. As the Chronicle reported, traffic in the area was briefly disrupted as the SFPD investigated the package. As of 12:54 p.m., the SFPD lifted its alert for the area.
This follows on a "suspicious device" that showed up at 20th and Illinois Streets in Dogpatch Tuesday morning, and another "suspicious device" that appeared at 21st and Valencia on Monday afternoon. Both were determined not to be threats.
After a harrowing weekend with two mass shootings following the one in Gilroy last week, it feels as though the paranoia and insanity factors have been upped significantly — and, perhaps, the antics of those who might enjoy leaving suspicious packages lying around for kicks. Let's stop this please.