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Active shooter at YouTube head office in California

Tuesday - 03/04/2018 16:32
BREAKING: Police have responded to reports of an active shooter at YouTube’s head office in California.
Police at the scene of a shooting at YouTube headquarters in San Bruno, California. Picture: InstagramSource:Supplied
Police at the scene of a shooting at YouTube headquarters in San Bruno, California. Picture: InstagramSource:Supplied

AN active shooter has stormed the offices of YouTube prompting terrified workers to run for their lives.

The headquarters in San Bruno, California was placed on lockdown after police swarmed the area following reports of shots being fired.

There are reports that the suspect, a woman, has died at the scene.

The shooting is believed to have begun after the woman had a dispute with her boyfriend during an outdoor party on the campus.

Police frisk employess at the scene of a shooting at YouTube headquarters in San Bruno, California. Picture: Fox News
Police frisk employess at the scene of a shooting at YouTube headquarters in San Bruno, California. Picture: Fox NewsSource:Supplied

Two people were reportedly shot, but details were not confirmed. At least nine people were said to have been injured.

The situation unfolded after shots were heard from inside the offices as well as the surrounding area, a San Bruno city manager told Buzzfeed News.

The San Bruno Police tweeted at 1pm local time advising people to avoid the area, reports KRON4.

YouTube staff stand outside the building with their hands up after evacuating their office amid reports of an active shooter. Picture: Twitter
YouTube staff stand outside the building with their hands up after evacuating their office amid reports of an active shooter. Picture: TwitterSource:Twitter

Worker Vadim Lavrusik tweeted: “Active shooter at YouTube HQ. Heard shots and saw people running while at my desk. Now barricaded inside a room with coworkers.

YouTube parent company Google tweeted: “YouTube situation, we are coordinating with authorities and will provide official information here from Google and YouTube as it becomes available.”

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