UPDATE – According from the test the substance wasn’t Sarin. It was a false alarm. Facebook posted on its Twitter account.
A few hours ago, Facebook evacuates its employees from a few building at Menlo Park campus. This is due to an alarm from a machine at Facebook’s mailing facility which detects one of the chemical substance might contain sarin. Sarin is an extremely toxic synthetic organophosphorus compound. A colorless, odorless liquid, it is used as a chemical weapon due to its extreme potency as a nerve agent. This news is first reported by NBC Bay Area. At this moment, none of the employees is exposed to the deadly substance.
Statement from a Facebook spokesperson:
“We evacuated four buildings and are conducting a thorough investigation in coordination with local authorities. As of now, three buildings have been cleared for repopulation. The safety of our employees is our top priority and we will share additional information when it is available.”
We are still not sure what substance is it exactly yet. As for now, the item is currently under quarantine. Once the fire department analyzes the item will be released from the quarantine. The package was delivered to Facebook today at 11 AM PDT and now two of the employee are currently being monitored according to Business Insider.