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Buses carrying Apple and Google workers had their windows broken in a series of targeted highway attacks


google shuttle bus attacked
A
police officer shouts for demonstrators to move out of the path
of a Google shuttle bus in San Francisco in
2014.

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Galbraith/Reuters


  • Shuttle buses carrying Apple and Google employees were
    hit by unknown objects, possibly rocks or pellet gun
    ammunition, on Tuesday.
  • Four buses carrying Apple employees and one bus
    carrying Google employees were targeted. The buses suffered
    broken windows.
  • No one was injured.
  • Apple has rerouted some of its buses following the
    incidents.

 

Multiple shuttle buses carrying Apple and Google employees were
hit by unknown objects in a targeted spree on
Tuesday. California Highway Patrol (CHP) is
working with Apple
to investigate.

Tech workers traveling to and from work on January 16 were
startled when unknown objects — possible rocks or pellet guns,
according to the CHP — struck their vehicles and broke windows.
The incidents happened in both the morning and evening on both
directions of Highway 280. 

There are at least five reports of shuttle buses hit, with four
buses carrying Apple employees and one bus carrying Google
employees. No one was injured,
FOX KTVU reported
.

A photo of one of the buses provided to Mashable appears in this
tweet:

The tech giants operate free shuttle services between San
Francisco and their offices in Silicon Valley, at least an hour’s
drive south. The buses are available to employees only, and
they’ve long been a symbol of division between the tech world and
everyone else. 

The buses are unmarked, so it’s unclear if the attack was
targeting Apple.

“This is a serious issue because if this happened to distract the
driver — the driver could collide and we could have a multiple
vehicle crash at the same time it could cause major injuries to
the passengers of the bus and other drivers,” Officer Art Montiel
of the CHP told FOX KTVU.

In response on Tuesday night, Apple emailed employees to say that
some buses would be rerouted around parts of Highway 280, adding
30 to 45 minutes to their commute.

“As always, the safety of our employees is our first priority.
We’re working closely with law enforcement to investigate these
incidents,” the email said,
according to Mashable
.

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