Unity Technologies has closed several U.S. offices due to a “potential threat,” a Unity spokesperson confirmed to Polygon. A Bloomberg report said offices in Austin, Texas and San Francisco were closed just as Unity CEO John Riccitiello was scheduled to address staff at a company-wide meeting due to what was described as a “credible death threat.” San Francisco police told Polygon that the person who reported the threat to police said “an employee made a threat towards his employer using social media.” The aforementioned employee reportedly works at an out-of-state office.
Police advised Unity to contact the out-of-state jurisdiction before taking a “courtesy report,” San Francisco public information officer Kathryn Winters said.
“Today, we have been made aware of a potential threat to some of our offices,” a Unity spokesperson said in a statement. “We have taken immediate and proactive measures to ensure the safety of our employees, which is our top priority. We are closing our offices today and tomorrow that could be potential targets for this threat, and are fully cooperating with law enforcement on the investigation.”