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Police: Disgruntled Amazon employee rams vehicle into Thornton warehouse doors

Posted at 2:04 PM, Jul 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-13 15:08:15-04

THORNTON, Colo. — An employee of an Amazon fulfillment center in Thornton was arrested after police say he drove his vehicle into two main entry doors at the facility.

The employee, identified as Steven Cohen, 33, was arrested for investigation of criminal mischief. He could face additional charges, Thornton police say.

The incident occurred around 9:30 p.m. Saturday at the Amazon Fulfillment Center located at 14601 Grant Street in Thornton.

Police say Cohen got into a disagreement with management earlier in the evening and left the facility. He later returned and allegedly drove his vehicle into the doors at the facility's main entrance, according to police.

However, in a statement to Denver7, a representative from Amazon said there was no disagreement with management. But the representative did not provide any additional information as to what led up to the incident.

Amazon went on to provide the following statement in response to the incident:

"The safety of our employees is our top priority. We’re working with the Thornton Police Department on their investigation of this incident."

The company is still assessing the damage.

Cohen was booked into the Adams County Detention Center.