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FBI Says Nothing Dangerous Found at Facebook Site

FBI Says Nothing Dangerous Found at Facebook Site Photo: WDIO, File

Updated: July 02, 2019 10:53 AM

UPDATE: The FBI says a package that initially tested positive for sarin at a mail facility near Facebook's headquarters in California did not contain any dangerous substance.
    
The FBI says in a statement Tuesday the agency and its law enforcement partners "thoroughly tested the items in question and determined them to be non-hazardous."

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MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) - A Facebook mail processing warehouse has been evacuated as Silicon Valley officials try to determine what caused a bag of mail to test positive for the nerve agent sarin.
    
Menlo Park Fire Marshal Jon Johnston said Monday that incoming mail going through routine processing tested positive for sarin. He said authorities are checking to see if the test was a false positive or something else.
    
Johnston said nobody is showing symptoms of exposure and that the building is under quarantine. Johnston did not know how many people were evacuated.
    
The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says symptoms to sarin vapor exposure will likely appear within seconds. The CDC says people who are mildly exposed usually recover completely.
    
Facebook did not immediately respond to message for comment.
 

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