Worker Responsible for Fake Grenade Placed On Leave

by Wall Street Job Report on April 17, 2012

Nomura Holdings Inc. (8604) said it placed an employee on administrative leave who was responsible for bringing an “inappropriate item” into its New York offices after police said a fake grenade was found in the building.

Parts of 2 World Financial Center were evacuated today after security reported finding a suspicious package that contained something that resembled an explosive, police said.

A UPS package that was scanned in the building’s underground mailroom appeared to contain a grenade, the New York Police Department said in an e-mailed statement. The bomb squad discovered that it was a grenade-like novelty item mounted on a wooden plaque with a sign “Complaint Department: Please Take a Number,” according to the statement.

The package was ordered by an unidentified employee who had bought it from an Oklahoma City-based company that specializes in U.S. Marine Corps novelties, police said. There was no crime, according to the NYPD statement.

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One comment

This is so silly that it defies imagination.

Given the times we live in and the security around office buildings the employee was truly stupid for having the package mailed to his office.

On the other hand, Nomura is ridiculous for going over the top and suspending him for what was an unintentional breech of office rules. What next, I wonder?

by Ed Lord on April 18, 2012 at 8:49 pm. Reply #

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