An Amazon warehouse in New Mexico was recently evacuated due to a bomb threat.
While this event is highly suspicious, early reports say the threat reportedly came from a text. The investigation is still going on, and Amazon cannot relay any information at this time.
According to a KOAT 7 tweet, “BCSO deputies investigating bomb threat at Amazon facility.”
BCSO deputies investigating bomb threat at Amazon facility https://t.co/MlBrbOpxno— KOAT.com (@koat7news) December 18, 2021
Soon after the employee reported the text message, police officers rushed to the scene to search the property. And the night crew were sent home until further notice.
In order to stay up-to-date on this suspicious crime, check back here or any other news outlet soon.
Amazon’s Busy Holiday Hours
Despite the recent bomb threat in Albuquerque, New Mexico, the company is extremely busy around this time of year. Christmas is especially busy for not only Amazon but FedEx, UPS, and the U.S. Postal Service. Families are rushing to make sure their relatives get everything they want on their list, but will delivery drivers be able to deliver the packages on time?
According to CBS local news, the facilities in Eagan and Maple Grove hold the record for 11.8 million deliveries last December. And this year is only going to increase to around 12.6 million deliveries.
“We deliver anywhere between 90,000 to 100,000 packages each day,” said David Aldahl to CBS.
Additionally, Amazon has added a new method to their site. With that being said, people are able to purchase items until 11 a.m. the day before Christmas. Then they should receive those packages in a few hours.
Newer Ways to Operate After the Tornado Hit
As you all know, a total of six states experienced tornadoes about a week ago. This series of events raises high concerns for the rest of the holiday season, as Amazon is a popular shopping outlet.
Along with those high concerns comes wanting to delay any upcoming agreements. For example, the New York Times stated that U.S. sanctions are forcing a Chinese A.I. company to postpone its I.P.O and reportedly investigating short sellers.
In addition to delaying different plans, Forbes.com reportedly addresses a statement from Newschannel 20. “The safety and well-being of our employees and partners is our top priority right now. We’re assessing the situation and will share any additional information when it’s available,” said Richard Rocha, who is a spokesperson for Amazon.
From the recent power outage to the tornado damage, Amazon has been having terrible luck. Hopefully, 2022 will have some better luck, as well as improvements in store.
Overall, Amazon is continuing to work extremely hard to ensure you and your family get the exact gifts for the holidays. After all, it’s the season of giving.