(RepublicanDaily.org) – Workers fled the Tesla’s massive Texas facility after receiving a company email that said, “There is an Active Attacker near column location 35Z at the Giga Factory Texas,” adding that workers should “take cover” and wait for more information on the situation.
Law enforcement, led by the Travis County Sheriff’s Office, responded to the report in force, but declared that they had found “nothing out of the ordinary” at the more than 2000-acre facility, which is located just 15 miles away from the center of Austin.
In a statement to Newsweek, Travis County Sheriff’s Office Senior Public Information Officer Kristen Dark said that, “We responded with a large law enforcement presence and have completely cleared the facility.” Dark added that there was nothing to “substantiate the presence of a shooter at all” since no casualties were found nor were any sounds of gunfire heard.
A report said that a 911 call claiming that there was a shooter on the premises was made on that day at 4:17 a.m. Tesla employees received the alert at 4:59 a.m. By 6 a.m., the company deemed that it was safe for workers to return to work and sent out an email that said, “The ALL CLEAR has been given,” and indicated that police had finished conducting a complete sweep of the facilities.
Elon Musk has remained silent on the recent “active shooter” false alarm at Tesla’s gigafactory in Texas.
The Daily Express US reported that on the day of the reported shooting, Musk only posted on X (formerly Twitter) an infographic showing the growth of users on the recently rebranded social media platform. The post has apparently been deleted, and is no longer visible on the Tesla CEO’s timeline.
Tesla has also not issued any statement addressing the incident.
Musk has posted several times after the incident but none have touched on the issue. The CEO has lately been preoccupied by the rebranding of Twitter, his most recent major acquisition. The platform is now called X, and tweets are simply called posts.
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