A part of Facebook’s headquarter in Menlo Park was evacuated after an anonymous bomb threat tip was received by the NYPD’s Crimestoppers Unit, who promptly forwarded it to local authorities to investigate the same. The bomb threat was first reported by NBC Bay Area.
Menlo Park Police Department updated folllowers on the details of the bomb threat via their official Twitter handle, first tweeting out that they have got the building evacuated and are scrubbing the area. 200 Jefferson Drive, for those unaware, is where Facebook’s Building 24 and Instagram offices are located.
The bomb squad was at the scene at 200 Jefferson Drive and people had been warned to avoid the surrounding blocks. This was a serious jump scare for Facebook employees but Menlo Park Police authorities have thoroughly scoured the area and reported to have found ‘no suspicious package or device’ at the evacuated building.
Well, it’s great to hear that everyone at the Facebook campus is safe and out of harm’s way, such threats and reports have been on the rise, of recent. It reminds us of the shooting incident at YouTube offices, where several were injured, and was in retaliation to YouTube flagging and taking down allegedly objectionable videos.
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