A false bomb warning on Tuesday caused the eviction by the police of the building where the Facebook offices are located in Menlo Park, near the city of San Francisco.
The warning came late in the afternoon when there were still workers in the offices. It was the Police of Menlo itself responsible for confirming the false threat through Twitter.
“The authorities of Menlo Park and New York investigate who was the author of the false bomb warning.”
After the evacuation of the building, the San Mateo demining unit carried out an inspection of the facilities in which no explosive device was found.
A spokesman for the company confirmed that authorities also evacuated other buildings on Facebook’s campus in addition to the building where the Facebook and Instagram headquarters are located. In addition, those responsible for the social network say they are working closely with the police to clarify the facts as soon as possible.
After the investigation, employees were able to return to their jobs without major consequences. Menlo Park authorities are working with the New York Police Department to find out who was responsible for the alert, as the notice was first notified to New York security forces.
This false bomb warning joins the latest incidents that have had to face some large technology companies. A few months ago Nasim Aghdam, a YouTube user annoyed with the changes in the policy of the platform, attacked the San Bruno campus armed with a 9-millimeter gun.
This fact resulted in one person killed by the shooting and four seriously injured, in addition to the author of the shooting, who took his own life after the attack.