Bomb threat on Facebook Head Quarters, responded with an evacuation
On Tuesday, a threat reached to New York Police Department about a bomb at Facebook headquarters at silicon valley. Authorities evacuated the building promptly.
An anonymous tip came to New York Police Department regarding a bomb threat at Facebook headquarters on Tuesday. NYPD passed the news to the local police, and police evacuated the building quickly after getting the message.
At around 6:30 PM, a tweet from Menlo Park Police Department came in as, “The building has been evacuated and the bomb unit is on scene.” The offices of Facebook and Instagram both were evacuated. And no such evidence or words of bomb has been heard since then.
The building is clear according to the police, and no such explosive devices are found. The police and authorities took no risk, knowing that it could be a prank or something. Because, of shooting incident at Youtube earlier this year.
The spokesperson of Facebook Genevieve Grdina also told,
“Late this afternoon, we received a bomb threat and took swift action to evacuate several buildings at our Menlo Park campus. We take the safety and security of our people at Facebook extremely seriously and are glad that everyone is safe. We are working closely with local authorities to investigate this threat and further monitor the situation.”