Tuesday afternoon, tweets from YouTube employees, as well as people in the immediate vicinity of the company’s headquarters in San Bruno, California seemed to indicate that an active shooter situation was happening at their facilities. Local news outlet KRON 4 and The Hollywood Reporter subsequently confirmed with a city manager and the San Bruno Police Department respectively that an active shooter was on the scene. According to THR‘s Ryan Parker, San Bruno PD told him it was a “very active scene,” but couldn’t offer any more details at the time. The San Bruno police have since confirmed an incident.
YouTube employee Vadim Lavrusik first drew attention to the matter when he tweeted, “Active shooter at YouTube HQ. Heard shots and saw people running while at my desk. Now barricaded inside a room with coworkers.” He subsequently revealed he had been safely evacuated from the building, but not before other employees shared similar experiences.
Another employee, Todd Sherman, gave a point-by-point account of what he experienced when he first caught wind of the active shooter situation, which he thought was an “earthquake” at first.
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