MENLO PARK (CBS SF) — Police in Menlo Park investigated a bomb threat early Tuesday evening near offices of Facebook and Instagram, according to authorities.
The suspicious device/package in question was proven to be safe shortly before 8:00 p.m. Tuesday evening as the situation was cleared up.READ MORE: San José School District Secures Vaccine for Entire Workforce
The police department issued an alert shortly after 5 p.m. asking the public to avoid the area around the 200 block of Jefferson Drive in Menlo Park as officers investigate a bomb threat.READ MORE: Golden Gate Fields Races to Make Up for Missed Vaccine Appointments
Menlo Park police confirmed to KPIX that the bomb threat was initially called in to the New York Police Department and the information was relayed to local law enforcement.
The threatened building, which is on the main Facebook campus, was evacuated and a bomb squad went through the building looking for evidence of a bomb.MORE NEWS: Study Shows Stockton Universal Basic Income Experiment Led to Increased Employment
A few buildings in all were evacuated and everyone at the company is safe, according to Facebook officials.