Facebook Evacuated Four Offices In San Francisco Due To Possible Sarin Exposure
A package was received which contained the toxic compound.
Four buildings of the Facebook Inc in San Francisco were evacuated on Monday. Two people are being tested for possible exposure to the nerve agent Sarin. The toxic compound was present in a package received in the Facebook Silicon Valley Mail Facility. The package was tested to be positive for the presence of the toxic compound.
The people who came in contact with the suspicious package at about 11 a.m. did not show any symptoms of exposure to Sarin, said Jon Johnson, fire Marshall for the city of Menlo Park, where Facebook is based.
“The (Facebook) facility tests all of the packages that come in and they had a positive test, so they just initiated their standard protocol. Now we’re just waiting to verify whether that’s true or not,” he said to a source.
Facebook spokesman Anthony Harrison said to firstpost.com that the company evacuated four buildings following the positive test and was cooperating with police in the investigation.