In one of the most surprising events for the biggest online retailer in the United States, Amazon.com, Inc (NASDAQ:AMZN), the employees of the company found a written threat note in the Seattle Headquarters of the retailer. The company evacuated the premises at the earliest and investigated the matter with the help of the local police.
In the busy holiday shopping season, the employees of the online retailer were stunned after receiving an email to evacuate the building. The threat note was found in the bathroom of the South Lake Union Campus, Seattle, which later turned out to be a false note, according to the local police. The workers were sent home for the day and the police responded immediately to the threat note.
After investigating the issue, the police left Amazon.com, Inc (NASDAQ:AMZN) headquarters at 1 PM and detective Patrick Michaud for the Seattle police said, “It doesn’t appear to have been anything.” The police deployed bomb squad and explosive detection dog team to ensure the safety of the premises. Police said that it would continue investigation to identify the potential suspect responsible for the situation.
Earlier, Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) extended its Christmas shipping deadline until December 19 to lure more customers into buying. All the orders made before 11:59 PM EST on December 19 would enjoy the free shipping offer. The online retailer has taken all the necessary steps to avoid any delays that it had during the last holiday season.
Amazon already deployed over 15,000 Kiva robots to stay ahead of the game. The online retailer has offered discounts and free shipping offers to compete against its primary competitors including Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT), which is offering free shipping until December 19.
The shares of Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) are trading at $295.06 with a continuous downward rally in the past two weeks.
This article has been written by Prakash Pandey.