For any company security of its employees is of utmost importance. That is why most companies have a red button located in the boss’s cabin in case natural disasters, bomb threats or other security issues. On Tuesday night, there was a bomb threat at Facebook’s Menlo Park campus, which houses both Instagram and Facebook staff. They were immediately evacuated after the threat. A bomb squad was alerted, which instantly came into action, but after search they didn’t find any suspicious article.
The news of the explosive being kept in the building came from the New York Police Department Crime Stopper unit. Local authorities were informed after this. The Menlo Park police department warned people to avoid staying in the building’s vicinity today.
The NBC Bay Area posted information about the bomb threat. It said that the tip off about the possibility of the bomb being in the building was first given by New York’s crime stopper unit to the officials in the Bay area. It is after then that local police of the Menlo area were alerted and jumped into the scene to evacuate the staff out of the Facebook office swiftly.
A few months back, there was a gunfire at YouTube’s office too, which left three people injured and one dead. The reportedly dead person was the perpetrator herself. She was identified as Nasim Najafi Aghdam. The motive behind her crime was unknown however, a YouTube video on January showed her claiming that YouTube had “discriminated and filtered” her content which resulted in a loss of her time and money.