X

Package Sets Off Sarin Alarm at Facebook

Scare triggers evacuations
By Bob Cronin,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 1, 2019 4:14 PM CDT

(Newser) – An alarm went off as a machine screened packages at Facebook on Monday, alerting employees of the possible presence of sarin. Four buildings on the Menlo Park, California, campus were evacuated, CNBC reports; three were soon reopened. No employees were exposed to the poison, firefighters said, and a fire official told Business Insider that the alert could have been a false positive. Sarin is a man-made nerve agent used in chemical warfare. An investigation involving the FBI has begun, the AP reports. (Read more sarin stories.)

We use cookies. By Clicking "OK" or any content on this site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. Read more in our privacy policy.