Google office building evacuated after report of 'suspicious package'

Following an investigation, police say the package was safe​.

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Google headquarters in Mountain View, California. 

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An office building at Google's global headquarters in Mountain View, California, was evacuated Friday after a report of a "suspicious package," police said.

After an investigation, police later said the package was safe. Authorities had called in the Santa Clara County bomb squad to help in the examination. Police said they removed people from the building, on Casey Avenue at the Googleplex, "out of an abundance of caution." Mountain View Police had no further comment.

"We're grateful to the Mountain View Police Department, Postal Service, and Santa Clara County for their quick action and support," a Google spokesperson said in a statement. 

This isn't the first time police have been called to investigate an incident at a Google campus. In 2018, a shooter terrorized the headquarters of Google-owned YouTube in San Bruno, California. The shooter was found dead from what police believed to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Three others were injured in the incident.