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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Live coverage via ABC News:
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
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…
— Mr Raised Brow 🧢 (@MrRaisedBrow) April 3, 2018
YouTube HQ: Police confirm there’s an active shooter at company campus
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.
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.
Active shooting at YouTube headquarters brings huge police response
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.