Update: Police investigate bomb threat at Facebook, Instagram HQ

Police investigate bomb threat at Menlo Park, Calif., offices of Facebook, Instagram. Screen shot: YouTube/KPIX-CBS

MENLO PARK, California, Dec. 11, 2018 (Gephardt Daily) — Police investigated a bomb threat Tuesday night near the headquarters offices of Facebook and Instagram.

Menlo Park police issued an alert just after 5 p.m. (Pacific time) advising everyone to avoid the area of the 200 block of Jefferson Drive. They evacuated at least one building, and the bomb unit responded to the scene.

Shortly before 7 p.m., the police issued an update on Twitter, saying that no suspicious packages had been found.

The complete statement follows:

“At 4:32 PM, Menlo Park Police communications center received a call from the New York Police Department Crime Stoppers Unit that they received an anonymous tip of a bomb threat at a Facebook facility located at 200 Jefferson Dr. in Menlo Park.

“Facebook management, as a precaution, requested buildings in the surrounding area be evacuated. Menlo Park Police Department assisted in the evacuation, secured a perimeter around the building, and traffic was temporarily diverted around the area. 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. The building is all clear and secure.”


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