SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Fb Inc evacuated 4 buildings and two individuals had been being evaluated for attainable publicity to the nerve agent sarin on Monday after a bundle on the social media firm’s Silicon Valley mail facility examined optimistic for the poisonous compound.
The individuals who got here in touch with the suspicious bundle at about 11 a.m. didn’t present any signs of publicity to sarin, mentioned Jon Johnson, hearth marshall for the town of Menlo Park, the place Fb relies.
“The (Fb) facility exams all the packages that are available they usually had a optimistic check, so they simply initiated their normal protocol. Now we’re simply ready to confirm whether or not that’s true or not,” he mentioned.
Fb spokesman Anthony Harrison mentioned the corporate evacuated 4 buildings following the optimistic check and was cooperating with police within the investigation.
“Authorities haven’t but recognized the substance discovered. As of now, three of the evacuated buildings have been cleared for repopulation,” Harrison mentioned.
Brokers from the San Francisco workplace of the Federal Bureau of Investigation had been responding to the scene, a spokesman for the company mentioned.
Sarin, a potent poisonous compound that disrupts the nervous system, has been used as a chemical weapon. Publicity will be deadly.
Reporting by Andrew Hay, Katie Paul and Dan Whitcomb; Modifying by Richard Chang