Police in California respond to reports of shooting at YouTube headquarters
TV footage showed police vehicles surrounding the area in San Bruno.
Police in California are responding to reports of a shooting at YouTube headquarters in the city of San Bruno.
City manager Connie Jackson said there were multiple 911 calls reporting a shooting and that police and fire officials have responded.
We are responding to an active shooter. Please stay away from Cherry Ave & Bay Hill Drive.— San Bruno Police (@SanBrunoPolice) April 3, 2018
TV helicopter video shows officers searching people grouped outside a building and police vehicles surrounding the area.
A spokeswoman for California’s Stanford Hospital said it had received four to five patients from the shooting at YouTube but had no information about their condition.
San Bruno police said they could not provide more information about the incident.
Police activity at 901 Cherry Ave, please stay out of the area. pic.twitter.com/H6iAj0g7ra— San Bruno Police (@SanBrunoPolice) April 3, 2018
The world’s biggest online video website is located on a suburban campus.
Re: YouTube situation, we are coordinating with authorities and will provide official information here from Google and YouTube as it becomes available.— Google Communications (@Google_Comms) April 3, 2018
Calls and emails to YouTube representatives were not immediately returned.
YouTube employee Vadim Lavrusik posted on Twitter that he heard gunshots and saw people running.
He said he was barricaded in a room with his co-workers before being safely evacuated.
Active shooter at YouTube HQ. Heard shots and saw people running while at my desk. Now barricaded inside a room with coworkers.— Vadim Lavrusik (@Lavrusik) April 3, 2018
Will Hudson said his friend who works for YouTube texted him about the assailant.
“I think there might be a shooter in my building,” read one text.
“The fire alarm went off so we started to evacuate and then people (started) running saying there was a shooter.”
Mr Hudson said his friend has made it safely back to San Francisco and is in contact with his family.
Mr Hudson said he had become accustomed to hearing about such violence but has never been so close to it before.
“It just feels strange. It feels like it could really be anyone. That’s really the strangeness of it,” he said.
Was just briefed on the shooting at YouTube’s HQ in San Bruno, California. Our thoughts and prayers are with everybody involved. Thank you to our phenomenal Law Enforcement Officers and First Responders that are currently on the scene.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 3, 2018
The White House said President Donald Trump had been briefed on the shooting.