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Mark Zuckerberg may have a secret escape passageway, report says

Facebook's CEO is rumored to have a "panic chute" for emergencies.

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Mark Zuckerberg may be ready to escape Facebook's headquarters at a moment's notice.

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The rollercoaster of Facebook's successes and scandals means CEO Mark Zuckerberg's security measures have grown in a big way over the years, but one rumor suggests there's a pretty drastic one.

Some Facebook employees whisper that he has a "panic chute," hidden in the conference room floor, leading directly to the parking garage of the company's Menlo Park, California, headquarters, Business Insider reported Thursday, citing an unnamed source.

That same conference room also reportedly has bullet-resistant windows and a panic button.

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Zuckerberg's security detail, who are apparently posted near his desk and wear regular clothes to blend in with software engineers, can use the chute to get him out of the office in an emergency, it's rumored.

The report noted that last summer Facebook's board approved a $10 million annual security allowance for the Zuckerberg family, after spending $7.3 million on the CEO alone in 2017.

Facebook, which is doubling down on privacy for its users, didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.