Police responded to reports of shots fired near YouTube’s headquarters in San Bruno, California, police confirm.
Here’s what we know:
— Police confirmed an active shooter near YouTube headquarters in San Bruno, separate from Google’s main campus in Mountain View
— Helicopter shots showed people leaving YouTube buildings with their hands up
— YouTube’s HQ is also near Walmart’s e-commerce operation, and a witness told KNTV that there were people sheltering inside there
— YouTube employees on Twitter reported rumbling in the building
— There have been no material comments yet from Alphabet, Walmart, though Google said on Twitter that they are coordinating with authorities
— A spokesperson from Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital confirmed that it received patients from the incident but could not give a number because it was “still receiving patients”
— City manager tells CNBC that police say there’s no immediate danger to the public
The video platform company’s offices in San Bruno are separate from Google’s main campus in Mountain View, and helicopter footage and social media photos showed people leaving the building with their hands up.
A spokesperson from Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital confirmed that it received patients from the incident but cannot give number because it was “still receiving patients.”
Several people identifying themselves on social media as employees at the Google-owned video company or as being on present at the scene reported hearing shots before one PM.
Todd Sherman, who lists himself as a product manager at YouTube on his Twitter profile, wrote a series of tweets saying that he heard running while in a meeting. When he exited the room, he writes that he heard reports of a person with a gun and saw blood on the stairs.
Google confirmed on Twitter that it was coordinating with authorities.
According to YouTube’s website, there are over 1,100 YouTubers at the San Bruno YouTube office.