Just a day after Apple released its second quarter results, a man was found dead inside its headquarters in Cupertino on Wednesday morning. There were also unconfirmed reports that a gun was found near the victim’s body.
The body was reportedly found in the conference room. During a press conference, Sergeant Andrea Urena from the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office said that deputies were called to Apple’s main offices in Cupertino at about 8:35 a.m. PDT. “When deputies responded to the campus they found one individual male down and determined he was deceased.”
Furthermore, Urena said that the case appears to be “an isolated incident” and that “nobody else on campus or in the public is at risk.”
According to a report from TMZ, however, it seems the incident involved two people, with the other party being a female employee, who was said to have been involved in an argument in the Apple campus and had later sustained a wound to the head. It’s possible that the wound is possibly from a gun. Apple security had escorted her out of the building.
Meanwhile, Reuters also reported that authorities said they are not looking for any suspects with regards to this incident. A spokeswoman from Apple had declined to comment on the investigation. The Infinite Loop campus in Cupertino is home to at least 16,000 employees, based on a 2013 report.
Apple has not been having a good week. Recently, it was revealed that its iPhone revenues and net sales are significantly down from last quarter. Moreover, a recent report from Bloomberg also revealed that forecasts from various suppliers including Qualcomm Inc. and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. indicate that demand for high-end smartphones may be cooling down.
Apple’s stock (AAPL) is now down by 6.26 percent or $6.53 to $97.82.