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Facebook employee jumps off headquarters building, dies

A Facebook spokesperson confirmed the incident, and said the company plans to contact the worker’s family.

world Updated: Sep 20, 2019 19:27 IST
Kurt Wagner and Sarah Frier
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The employee was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the city’s police department.
The employee was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the city’s police department.(Reuters Photo)
         

A Facebook Inc. employee has died after jumping from the fourth floor of one of the company’s buildings at its Menlo Park, California, headquarters.

A Facebook spokesperson confirmed the incident, and said the company plans to contact the worker’s family. A press release from the City of Menlo Park said there was “no foul play involved involved in this apparent suicide.” The employee was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the city’s police department.

“We were saddened to learn that one of our employees passed away at our Menlo Park headquarters earlier today,” a company 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.”

(This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text.)

First Published: Sep 20, 2019 19:27 IST

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