The Facebook building at 200 Jefferson in California had to be evacuated on Tuesday, following a bomb threat tip that was received by NYPD from an anonymous source. The security threat was alerted to the local authorities immediately.
According to Menlo Park Police Department, San Mateo County allied agencies bomb units conducted the search operation at the Menlo Park campus building looking for an explosive device. Additionally, there were explosive detecting dogs present at the scene.
Update to bomb threat at 200 Jefferson Drive: The building has been evacuated and the bomb unit is on scene. https://t.co/a8FwUhkwFz
— Menlo Park PD (@MenloParkPD) December 12, 2018
There were conflicting reports regarding the number of buildings that had to be evacuated. According to a Facebook spokesperson, more than one building had to be searched, citing the nature of the threat.
After hours of the search operation, the site was cleared of any security threat.
Earlier this year, a YouTuber shot several people at the YouTube headquarters in San Francisco.
According to Facebook, it is working closely with the local authorities in investigating the most recent security threat and will continue to monitor the situation.