Facebook HQ evacuated following bomb threat

Silicon Valley headquarters of Facebook in San Francisco had to be evacuated following a bomb threat. However, no trace of explosives was found during the search. 

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

Late on Tuesday, police said the building was secure, however. “The San Mateo County bomb unit was dispatched with explosive detection dogs that conducted a sweep of the building and found no suspicious packages or devices,” they said.

Other buildings present at the vicinity were also evacuated. It is now confirmed that everybody is safe and sound and no bomb was placed in any of the buildings.


Another Silicon Valley company to face a security threat in the recent past was YouTube. In May, a woman opened fire at its headquarters in San Francisco, wounding three people before she shot herself dead.


Earlier on December 7, CNN office in New York was evacuated following a phoned-in bomb threat. Several fire alarm bells reportedly rang inside the newsroom, signalling an evacuation shortly after the call was received. Soon police and the network issued an all-clear message.


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