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.
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.
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.
A few buildings in all were evacuated and everyone at the company is safe, according to Facebook officials.