STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Dozens of police and firefighters were dispatched to the Amazon complex in Bloomfield on Friday morning.
A total of 10 people were evaluated on-site, eight refused medical attention and two were transferred to Richmond University Medical Center in West Brighton, according to a spokesperson for FDNY/EMS.
At approximately 6:07 a.m., police were called to the facility at 546 Gulf Avenue and one person was taken into custody, according to a spokeswoman for the NYPD’s deputy director of public affairs.
The FDNY was summoned to the facility following reports that the fire alarm had been activated, according to sources familiar with the incident.
Crowd control was requested after fire alarms were activated during the conflict, according to very preliminary information provided to spokespersons.
About 2,000 employees were evacuated, a police spokesman said.
More information will be published as it becomes available.
A large number of day shift workers were standing outside the facility waiting to go to work.
At least three ambulances responded and employees were seen entering and exiting the emergency vehicles and appear to be being evaluated on-site.
The day shift worker said he and his colleagues were on payroll during the emergency response and that they could wait outside. He was told that facility emergency responders and supervisors ensure that employees are safe before allowing them into the facility.