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Redfin reopens Tri-Valley offices after gun threat

Ex-employee's 'concerning remarks' shut down four Bay Area office

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Real estate app and brokerage company Redfin reopened four of its Bay Area offices last week, including its Dublin and Pleasanton locations, just days after a former employee made "concerning comments" about shooting other workers.

"Out of an abundance of caution" the company closed four offices throughout the Bay Area on Aug. 16, according to Redfin spokeswoman Mariam Sughayer, but since then "all impacted offices have now reopened with additional security measures."

The initial incident happened Aug. 9, when "a former Redfin contractor made concerning comments over the phone to a local Redfin manager," Sughayer said. "In response to the comments, we took swift action and worked closely with law enforcement to ensure the safety of our employees and agents."

Dublin police Capt. Nate Schmidt told the Weekly, "Dublin Police does not have a current investigation regarding Redfin" and that he was "not aware of anything the District Attorney is investigating in this regard."

Pleasanton police were in contact with the unnamed ex-employee earlier this month but said they "have no information" on whether charges are being filed by the Alameda County District Attorney's Office.

Meanwhile, Redfin said they "are separately pursuing every available legal remedy."

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