Google building evacuated after suspicious package found


A suspicious package found at a Google building this afternoon (Nov. 27) has been deemed safe, according to the Mountain View Police Department.

Police and firefighters in Mountain View responded to the report of a suspicious package, described as a "substance in an envelope," shortly before 3 p.m. Tuesday at a Google building in the 2600 block of Casey Avenue.

Seventy employees were evacuated from the building "out of an abundance of caution," Mountain View police said in a social media post.

A hazardous materials team from the fire department responded and determined the substance was not dangerous.

"The building is clear and safe," police said.

Fire department spokesman Robert Maitland said employees were evacuated for a little over an hour and were allowed to return to the building shortly after 4 p.m.

— Bay City News Service

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Posted by PA Resident
a resident of another community
on Nov 27, 2018 at 4:41 pm

This must be the reason for the helicopters hovering in the area.

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Posted by Yes
a resident of Rex Manor
on Nov 29, 2018 at 8:21 am

Yes, I've noticed the helicopters as well. Some hover; others go back and forth.

A couple of years ago there was a helicopter with a large bulb underneath its carriage (which I assumed was a camera) doing an obvious "grid pattern" over the area.

MV Voice: What is this?

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Posted by Emboldened
a resident of Another Mountain View Neighborhood
on Nov 29, 2018 at 2:02 pm

There has been a lot of anti-google rhetoric being thrown around these pages over the past few years. It doesn't surprise me if some loose nut decided to take action after feeding on all the anti-google hate.
It's happening on a larger scale with hateful rhetoric emboldening the kooks who do this sort of stuff.

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