Police evacuate buildings and investigate bomb threat at Facebook and Instagram headquarters at Menlo Park in California
- A bomb threat at Facebook’s headquarters in Menlo Park, California was reported Tuesday evening
- An anonymous tip was called into the New York Police Department then relayed to Menlo Park Police at 4.30pm PST
- By 5pm police issued an alert for the public to avoid the area
- A San Mateo bomb squad evacuated & searched building at 200 Jefferson Drive
- No suspicious packages or devices were found
- Police issued an alert at 8pm saying: ‘The building is all clear and secure’
- A Facebook spokesperson said that everyone at the company is safe
Police swarmed the Facebook and Instagram headquarters in Menlo Park, California to investigate a bomb threat on Tuesday evening.
Squad cars and investigators flocked to the Menlo Park campus shortly after 5pm (PST), according to authorities.
The police department also released an alert asking the public to avoid the area in light of a bomb threat investigation.
A bomb threat at Facebook’s headquarters in Menlo Park, California was reported on Tuesday evening
Squad cars and investigators flocked to the Menlo Park campus shortly after 5pm (PST)
A San Mateo bomb unit with bomb detection dogs searched a building at 200 Jefferson Drive and found no suspicious packages or devices
Cops released an alert at 8pm saying the coast was clear and the building was secure
The bomb threat alert led cops to evacuate the area and several buildings as a precaution
The New York Police Department received an anonymous tip about the bomb threat at Facebook’s headquarters, then relayed it to Menlo Park authorities at 4.30pm, according to the Los Angeles Times.
The threat was concentrated to one building on the main Facebook campus, which was evacuated.
Several other buildings nearby were also evacuated as a precaution.
Menlo Park Officers surrounded the building and directed traffic away from the tech company’s campus.
A San Mateo bomb unit with bomb detection dogs searched a building at 200 Jefferson Drive and found no suspicious packages or devices, according to the Menlo Park Police Department.
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The anonymous tip was first reported to the New York Police Department who relayed the tip to Menlo Park police at 4.30pm (PST)
Facebook’s massive campus pictured above. The bomb threat was made to a building on the main campus on 200 Jefferson Drive
Police evacuated and sent a bomb squad to investigate a building on the block of 200 Jefferson following an anonymous tip
By 8pm Melo Park police issued an alert saying there was no suspicious package or device found in the building. A Facebook spokesperson later said that all the company’s employees were safe
The suspicious device or package in question was proven to be safe, according to police.
It’s unclear how many people were in that building.
In an alert shortly before Menlo Police said ‘the building is all clear and secure’.
A Facebook spokesperson said that several buildings on the campus have been evacuated and that everyone at the company is safe, according to CNN.
Mark Zuckerberg is yet to comment on the threat.