17-04-2014, 22:24 #1
[EN] Bomb Threat at Google Data Center Prompts Evacuation
A note saying a bomb was going to go off was found about 9 a.m., Berkeley County sheriff's Maj. Rick Ollic said.
Employees were evacuated from the buildings off U.S. Highway 52 and then let back inside after each building was cleared, Sheriff's Office spokesman Dan Moon said.
Nothing was found after several hours, and the search was expected to be finished by late afternoon, Moon said.
by Rich Miller on April 17, 2014
The Google data center in South Carolina was evacuated this morning after a report of a bomb threat, according to local media.
The Berkeley County sheriff’s department said that a caller had alleged this morning that there was a bomb at the center. Google staff were evacuated, and deputies from Berkeley County searched the building, assisted by the bomb squad from Charleston County, according to the Post & Courier. No threats had been found as of 2:45 p.m.
“Our first priority is the safety and security of everyone on the site,” a Google spokesperson said. “We’re working with the relevant authorities to investigate the situation and are grateful to emergency services for their thorough and timely assistance.”
These kind of security threats are unusual, as all Google data centers are protected by extremely tight security measures. The buildings are fenced, with round-the-clock access control from on-site security staff. The entire grounds and data center are under video surveillance.
17-04-2014, 22:43 #2
Chris Anthony Evacuated? More like detained. We cant leave the parking lot, just got water at 2pm ("evacuated" at 9am) and all inquires toward food have been unanswered. Its more like a prison camp.
Google Data Center evacuated
Posted: Apr 17, 2014 1:11 PM Updated: Apr 17, 2014 4:01 PM
MONCKS CORNER, S.C. (WCIV) -- Berkeley County Sheriff's deputies are investigating a threat made to the Google Data Center on Highway 52.
According to spokesperson Dan Moon, a bomb threat was made to the Google complex around 8:40 a.m. Thursday.
As of noon, police were still clearing buildings.
Employees were evacuated while police complete their searches. So far, nothing has been found.
Moon said after each building is cleared, employees are allowed back in.
He anticipates the operation will be done around 4 p.m. and the company will be able to resume normal operations.
No details were released regarding how the threat was discovered.