Facebook's Menlo Park Headquarters Evacuated After Bomb Threat

A bomb threat prompted authorities on Tuesday to evacuate a building in the Silicon Valley headquarters of Facebook Close San Francisco, police said, but hours after a sweep of the structure Started there was no word of explosives Discovered.

The New York Police Department received an anonymous tip about a bomb threat regarding Facebook’s campus in Menlo Park, California, and alerted local authorities at about 4:30pm, said Nicole Acker, a spokeswoman for the Menlo Park police.

Acker said the evacuation was confined to a three-story centre on campus that she said wasn’t the headquarters building, but a company spokesman said by email that”a few” buildings around the site was evacuated.

Shortly before 8pm, San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office bomb squad researchers with dogs trained to detect explosives were still combing the construction in question along with also the evacuation remained in effect, Acker told Reuters by phone.

However, Facebook and authorities said everyone was safe. Acker said she’d received no information of anything suspicious with been discovered within the building.

“This is what we do for almost any bomb threat. We must be very thorough,” she added.

Another Silicon Valley company to face a security threat in the recent past was YouTube.