Breaking: Active Shooter Reported at YouTube HQ

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Occurred at 12:46PM PST

“Female Gunman [sic]”–ABC News

“FBI Monitoring the Situation”

“Saw blood drips on the floor and stairs”… Then took Uber home!–YouTube staffer

YouTube HQ: Police confirm there’s an active shooter at company campus

UK Independent

There is an active shooter at YouTube headquarters at the California-based company located around 11 miles south of San Francisco, according to police.

The San Mateo County Sheriff and local San Bruno Police are working together to resolve the situation. Product manager Vadim Lavrusik tweeted that he “heard shots and saw people running while at my desk” but he and some colleagues have been evacuated and are safe at this time.

The police have advised the public to stay out of the area of the offices. Footage posted via Snapchat close to the campus in San Mateo shows some people walking down the street with their hands above their heads and police surrounding the building while wearing tactical gear.

The San Bruno City Manager’s office told BuzzFeed News that the city received several emergency calls from inside the building and the surrounding area regarding gunshots. Police are currently searching individuals who have been evacuated before allowing them to leave the scene to prevent the shooter from blending in with escaping crowds.

Police have released very little information, however, unconfirmed reports from local media said that the shooter is female, and two people are injured.

People in surrounding offices have shared some images of the scene on various social media platforms.

Vadim Lavrusik

@Lavrusik

Active shooter at YouTube HQ. Heard shots and saw people running while at my desk. Now barricaded inside a room with coworkers.

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Erin@erinjeanc

We are seeing @YouTube employees being brought out with hands up!

 The video streaming company is owned by Google, whose main headquarters are also located in the northern California area. The company tweeted that it has been “coordinating with authorities and will provide official information here from Google and YouTube as it becomes available”.

Todd Sherman, another YouTube staffer, tweeted that he “saw blood drips on the floor and stairs” as he was evacuating. He later tweeted that he is safe and on his way home from the scene.

Todd Sherman

@tdd

At that point every new person I saw was a potential shooter. Someone else said that the person shot out the back doors and then shot themselves.

Todd Sherman

@tdd

I looked down and saw blood drips on the floor and stairs. Peaked around for threats and then we headed downstairs and out the front.

 The San Francisco General Hospital has taken in an unknown number of patients from the shooting incident, according to local news station KCBS. Stanford Hospital Media Relations Spokesperson Lisa Kim has confirmed that four to five patients have been transferred to that hospital but did not comment on the nature or severity of their injuries. The San Bruno Police scanner said at least 37 people have been taken to hospital thus far.

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Active shooting at YouTube headquarters brings huge police response

(Los Angeles Times)–

An active shooting at YouTube’s headquarters in San Bruno, Calif., sparked panic and a massive police response Tuesday.

Several YouTube employees sent tweets Tuesday afternoon, saying employees were racing out of the company’s Cherry Avenue offices shortly after 1 p.m.

At least two people were reportedly struck by gunfire, according to a law enforcement source who was not authorized to speak publicly about the incident. The shooter was described as a woman. So far authorities do not believe this was an act of terrorism, but the investigation has just begun.

Witnesses in the area said they saw dozens of firefighters and police officers descending on the area. Other witnesses said they saw police holding rifles and other weapons.

Active Shooter, Casualties Reported At YouTube Headquarters

(CBS San Francisco) — There is a report of a possible active shooter at YouTube headquarters in San Bruno.

Police have not been able to confirm the report. People near the area report hearing shots fired, police activity and lockdown procedures.

No other information was immediately available.

Active shooter at YouTube HQ. Heard shots and saw people running while at my desk. Now barricaded inside a room with coworkers.

Mr Raised Brow@MrRaisedBrow

There is definitely some kind of police action / possible shooting at youtube in San Bruno. my brother just and others went running out of the building when hearing firecracker like sounds. 5 police cars came rushing to the scene…

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San Bruno Police@SanBrunoPolice

Police activity at 901 Cherry Ave, please stay out of the area.

 

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8 thoughts on “Breaking: Active Shooter Reported at YouTube HQ”

  1. Let’s wait for the Hollyweird scripted narrative of single female dies of self -inflicted gun shot wound. Due to YouTube removing her “conservative, gun-loving, conspiracy theories channel ” Surprise! Surprise!! Surprise!!!

    1. This, we believe, is exactly what’s crossed a lot of minds. This Youtuber will likely get their channel shut down. Clearly a serious “Community Standards” violation.

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