Published: Thu, December 13, 2018
Global News | By Blake Casey

Bomb Threat Deemed Safe Near Menlo Park Facebook And Instagram Offices

Bomb Threat Deemed Safe Near Menlo Park Facebook And Instagram Offices

Any employees present were evacuated and Facebook's management team requested nearby buildings also be evacuated while the situation was assessed.

The San Mateo bomb unit responded to the Tuesday afternoon threat at the company's campus in Menlo Park, California, the Menlo Park Police Department said in a statement.

Police gave the all clear at Facebook's head office in Menlo Park, California, after a suspicious package was ruled safe around 8 p.m. local time, according to CBS San Fransisco.

Police said they secured a perimeter around the building and diverted traffic during the incident.

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Facebook's headquarters in Menlo Park, California has been evacuated after a reported bomb scare.

A spokeswoman said: "We take the safety and security of our people at Facebook extremely seriously and are glad that everyone is safe".

Menlo Park P.D. said they received a call at 4:32 p.m. from New York Police Department Crime Stoppers that they had received an anonymous tip that a bomb was in the building.

Even though that specific building was emptied, the rest of the sprawling Facebook campus was not told to evacuate.

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