Apple Employee Found Dead With 'Head Wound' In Cupertino Campus Conference Room

Authorities are calling the death of a male employee at Apple's headquarters in Cupertino, California an "isolated incident." Beyond that, public details surrounding the incident are scarce—officers responded to a call yesterday morning to the discovery a body in a conference room with what appeared to be a gunshot wound to the head.

"They found one individual male down and that he was deceased," said Sergeant Andrea Urena of the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office. "Through further investigation they determined that there were no other individuals involved and they believe it was an isolated incident, and that there's nobody else on the campus or in the public that is at risk."

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The emergency call was made at around 8:35 AM to the Sheriff's Office. Police scanner audio obtained by TMZ indicates there was an argument involving a female employee on the campus who sustained a head wound before being escorted out of the building by security. The same audio blip mentions a body in the conference room, though it's not clear if the incidents are related or if there were multiple people involved.

Urena did address the media, but would not confirm the dispatch reports, including the "manner or cause of death, or any weapons." The name of the deceased man, who Apple described as "young and talented," is also being withheld.

"We are heartbroken by the tragic loss of a young and talented coworker. Our thoughts and deepest sympathies go out to his family and friends, including the many people he worked with here at Apple. We are working to support them however we can in this difficult time," an Apple spokesperson said in a statement.

The incident occurred a day after Apple reported its first revenue decline in 13 years and first ever year-over-year drop in iPhone sales.

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