A bomb scare at Menlo Park, California where Facebook and Instagram have employees have caused an emergency evacuation. The building was emptied after police received an anonymous phone call alerting the building about the threat.
Local police were quickly on the scene and swept the building for explosives. They cleared the building as safe after the inspection just over 3 hours ago.
Update to bomb threat at 200 Jefferson Drive: The building has been evacuated and the bomb unit is on scene. https://t.co/a8FwUhkwFz— Menlo Park PD (@MenloParkPD) December 12, 2018
While the building specifically holding Facebook and Instagram employees was evacuated, the rest of the Facebook’s campus as not told to evacuate. However, police are still monitoring the situation, according to local police.
There were no bombs or suspicious packages discovered at the social media giant’s headquarters.
Police respond to bomb threat; No suspicious package or device found https://t.co/uxIxHYbmyX— Menlo Park PD (@MenloParkPD) December 12, 2018
However, authorities have kept a wary stance since the last shooting of a tech building at Youtube’s San Bruno campus in April which killed three employees.