Facebook's Menlo Park Headquarters Evacuated After Bomb Threat

A bomb threat prompted Police on Tuesday to evacuate a building at the Silicon Valley headquarters of Facebook near San Francisco, police said, but hours after a sweep of the structure Started there was no Term of explosives found.

The New York Police Department received an anonymous tip regarding a bomb threat regarding Facebook’s campus in Menlo Park, California, also alerted local police at about 4:30pm, said Nicole Acker, a spokeswoman for the Menlo Park police.

Acker said the evacuation was restricted to a three-story centre on campus which she said was not the headquarters building, but a company spokesman stated by email that”several” buildings around the site had been evacuated.

Shortly before 8pm, San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office bomb squad investigators with dogs trained to detect explosives were combing the building in question along with also the evacuation remained in effect, Acker told Reuters by telephone.

But Facebook and police said everyone was safe. Acker said she had received no information of anything suspicious with been discovered inside the building.

“This is what we do to almost any bomb threat. We have to be very thorough,” she added.

Another Silicon Valley company to face a security threat in yesteryear was YouTube. Back in April, a woman opened fire at its headquarters at San Francisco, wounding three people before she shot herself dead.


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