Facebook employee dead after 'apparent suicide' at headquarters

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The Menlo Park Police Department said on Thursday it responded to an “apparent suicide” at the headquarters of social media company Facebook.

A man who was later confirmed to be an employee of Facebook killed himself by jumping off of the fourth floor of a building at Facebook’s campus.

From the official report at the Menlo Park Police website:

The San Mateo County Coroner’s Office responded and transported the victim to the San Mateo County Hospital. The identity of the victim is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

From CNBC:

“Menlo Park Police Officers and Menlo Park Fire Protection District personnel responded, and when they arrived, found the victim unresponsive,” Menlo Park Police Department said on Thursday. “Firefighters and paramedics administered medical aid but were unable to revive the victim.”

A preliminary investigation indicated there was no foul play involved in the apparent suicide, the police said.

“We were saddened to learn that one of our employees passed away at our Menlo Park headquarters earlier today,” a Facebook spokeswoman said in a statement. “We’re cooperating with police in their investigation and providing support to employees. While the family is being notified, we have no information to share. We hope to provide an update when we learn additional information from law enforcement.”

Facebook employee dead after ‘apparent suicide’ at headquarters [Salvador Rodriguez, CNBC]