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Bomb Disposal Unit Called in to Gearbox Software’s Parking Lot Following Bomb Threat

October 4, 2014Written by Zarmena Khan


Borderlands developer Gearbox Software saw the bomb disposal squad in action on Friday at its headquarter following a threat from an unknown source. President Randy Pitchford tweeted photos of the operation as it happened, and later thanked the Plano Police Department for keeping people safe. In a series of tweets, Pitchford said:

Someone is out of control! Bomb disposal unit called to Gearbox HQ parking lot to deal with car bomb threat.

I think we’re all clear. I will confirm in a few minutes. I was not allowed to get back to my car as it was parked too close!

All clear!

Thank you @PlanoPoliceDept for keeping us safe at Plano Tower tonight! Bomb Disposal Unit for the win!

Although Pitchford believed that the threat was a hoax, he said “my mind’s eye flashed every film I’ve ever seen where the car blows up when started.” 

Plano Police Department has not confirmed whether the threat was a hoax or not.

[Source: Randy Pitchford (Twitter)]