Police in San Bruno said on Tuesday it has responded to an “active shooter” at the YouTube headquarters in San Bruno, California.
Police had earlier warned on Twitter that people should stay away from the address where YouTube, owned by Alphabet Inc’s Google, is located.
San Bruno police said on Twitter, “We are responding to an active shooter. Please stay away from Cherry Ave & Bay Hill Drive,”
A police dispatcher hath said over the telephone that it was an “active situation,” declining to give details.
A YouTube employee Vadim Lavrusik said on Twitter, “Active shooter at YouTube HQ. Heard shots and saw people running while at my desk. Now barricaded inside a room with coworkers”. He later tweeted that he was very safe and that he had been evacuated.
“We were having a meeting and then we heard people running because it was rumbling the floor. First thought was earthquake,” Todd Sherman, a YouTube product manager, said on Twitter.
Local television images also showed YouTube employees getting out of the building with their hands raised.
Police had reported four people had been hospitalized with gunshot wounds following the shooting in San Bruno, and that a female suspect was found dead at the scene of the shooting.
“We have one subject who is now deceased inside the building with a self-inflicted wound,” San Bruno Police Chief Ed Barberini told newsmen. “At this time, we believe it to be the shooter”, he added.