Facebook Buildings Evacuated After Bomb Threat; All Staff Safe

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Signage is displayed outside Facebook Inc. headquarters in Menlo Park, California, U.S., on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018. Facebook Inc., which had warned of rising costs and slowing growth, reported quarterly revenue roughly in line with expectations and profit that beat analysts' forecasts. And despite scandals around fake news and election interference, it added more users, too. Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Facebook Inc. buildings in the Silicon Valley town of Menlo Park were evacuated after a bomb threat.

A bomb threat unit was on the scene, searching a building in the 200 block of Jefferson Drive, the Menlo Park Police Department said in a statement. The headquarters of Facebook-owned Instagram is on that block.

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A Facebook spokesman said a few buildings were evacuated, but all employees are safe. The company will send further updates once the situation is clearer.