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Tesla factory evacuated after false reports of active attacker

Reports of shooting at Tesla factory in Austin, Texas
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Police responded to Tesla factory located in Austin, Texas, in response to unverified reports of active attacker Friday. As a precautionary measure, the workers were safely evacuated from the premises.

Law enforcement authorities conducted an investigation at the Tesla Gigafactory in the early hours of Friday morning following reports of gunshots and an active attacker in the vicinity. Travis County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call around 4:30 a.m., prompting a swift response from Austin Travis County EMS to be prepared for potential casualties. Fortunately, no injuries were reported.

The authorities did not discover anything unusual or any evidence substantiating the presence of a shooter, as per the statement from TCSO. An off-duty Tesla employee shared with KXAN that they received a text just before 5 a.m. advising those at the factory to seek shelter due to an “active attacker.”

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Tesla workers received email alert to “take cover” during active attacker situation at column location 35Z at Tesla Gigafactory near Austin, Texas. Source: Twitter

Shortly before 6 a.m., employees received a notification stating that the “ALL CLEAR” has been issued. Law enforcement authorities have meticulously searched the area and concluded that it is now secure.

The message says, “You may return to your work areas.”

As a result of the investigation, early morning traffic was affected in the area. The Gigafactory is situated near Del Valle, close to State Highway 130 and just north of Highway 71.

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