Facebook evacuates office after possible sarin attack


A section within the Menlo Park headquarters of Facebook Inc was evacuated after a possible sarin attack was detected.

According to Reuters, two people have tested positive to the nerve agent after an alert was raised that a possible attack must have taken place. However, the two subjects were said not to have shown imminent symptoms of the agent

Sarin is a toxic nerve agent used as a chemical weapon. The toxic compound disrupts the nervous system and exposure can be fatal.

A fire department responder told Reuters that “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.”

Facebook said in a statement that:

“Authorities have not yet identified the substance found. As of now, three of the evacuated buildings have been cleared for repopulation.”

Operatives of the Federal Bureau of Investigation have also been drafted to investigate the incident.

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