Cops Locked Down Facebook Headquarters While Investigating A Threat

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By: Mikeyfresh / March 12, 2014

On Tuesday night, cops temporarily locked down Facebook’s 157-acre campus due to a threat they received. While it was later declared unsubstantiated and ‘non-credible,’ Re/Code said it was the ‘first significant scare’ on Facebook’s campus.

San Francisco police received a threat to the $179-billion company’s Disneyland-inspired campus at around 7 pm Pacific Time, but Menlo Park officer Dave Bertini claimed the campus was safe and employees were able to go home by 8:30.

The motiviation for the threat is unknown, but Re/Code has reported increased backlash against gentrification in the area. — Max Weinstein