A man was detained after police responded to a call about a person with a gun at Microsoft's Cheyenne data center in Wyoming.

Ian Boutelle was recently fired from his job at Securitas Security and had gone back to the site with a handgun. It is not clear why he returned to the data center, but Boutelle did not threaten anyone at the facility.

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Microsoft's data center in Cheyenne – Google Earth

Boutelle was prohibited from possessing firearms under a protection order out of Brighton, Colorado.

Laramie County Sherriff's deputies arrested and booked Boutelle for being in violation of the protection order.

Soon after, Deputies were dispatched to a Walmart Distribution Center for an active shooter event, but it turned out to be a false alarm. The incident at the Microsoft data center is thought to have led to miscommunication and misinformation.

The nonviolent incident comes at a time of heightened alert for the data center community. Last month, a man was charged with planning to blow up an Amazon Web Services data center in Virginia.

Feds claim Seth Aaron Pendley wanted to plant a bomb in the facility in an effort to "kill 70 percent of the Internet."

Right wing extremists have also threatened to blow up AWS data centers after the company's decision to deplatform social media site Parler.

There is no indication that Ian Boutelle brought a gun to the Microsoft data center due to political motives.