Dell Headquarters Comes Under Attack, Three Windows Hit By Small Arms Fire
Gunfire at Dell’s Round Rock, Texas international headquarters damanged three windows on Monday night. The small-arms fire came from an assailant on a bicycle who managed to escape from a police blockade and a helicopter search.
No injuries were reported and no arrests have been announced. A witness to the shooting told police that they saw someone with a gun riding on the trails adjacent to the campus.
The bullets hit windows in building seven and were heard by support staff working at the facility.
After the shooting, police acted quickly to setup a perimeter around several buildings that connected to building seven on the Dell campus.
The gun fire incident was not a first at Dell’s headquarters. In a PR stunt gone horribly wrong, two Dell employees were arrested in 2011 after they ran through Dell’s offices wearing masks and ordering employees to run into the lobby. In the lobby, executives were preparing to announce the Dell Streak Tablet. The Dell employees were arrested after they refused to comply with SWAT team orders to surrender themselves.
Dell employs 12,000 workers in Texas, although the company did not reveal how many workers were on hand during the shooting.
Police are asking that anyone with information call their local precinct.