Employees Report an Active Shooter at YouTube HQ
UPDATE (5:45 pm): CNN reports that the shooter, a woman, is dead. Four or five YouTube employees are reportedly being treated in hospital.
The San Bruno Police Department have confirmed their activity around YouTube’s San Bruno, California headquarters today after reports surfaced online that an active shooter had entered the Google-owned company’s main offices this afternoon.
Active shooter at YouTube HQ. Heard shots and saw people running while at my desk. Now barricaded inside a room with coworkers.
— Vadim Lavrusik (@Lavrusik) April 3, 2018
At around 1:00 pm PST, Vadim Lavrusik, a product manager at the video streaming company, tweeted, “Active shooter at YouTube HQ. Heard shots and saw people running while at my desk. Now barricaded inside a room with coworkers.” He quickly followed up via a separate tweet that staff had been safely evacuated from the building.
Another product manager, Todd Sherman, posted a detailed play-by-play of the chaos and evacuation, which was first believed by some to be the result of an earthquake. Sherman’s tweets indicate that after leaving a meeting due to the mass exodus, he noticed blood stains on the floor and stairs of the building and was told by another employee that the shooter had exited and shot themselves. Sherman’s version of events has not been verified.
San Bruno Police also tweeted, noting their activity at 901 Cherry St, and asked people to stay away from the area. The address is YouTube HQ’s office block.
While there have been no further updates from the department, social media postings from staffers, their friends and those in nearby offices show an intense scene, including a lineup of employees with their hands up walking away from the building.
San Bruno City Manager Connie Jackson confirmed to BuzzFeed News that the city received multiple calls from inside the company’s headquarters, as well as surrounding areas, reporting gunshots. Google’s communications department tweeted that the company was working with law enforcement.
There have been no further comments from YouTube, their parent company Alphabet Inc., or the San Bruno Police since first reports surfaced just after the lunch hour.
This story is developing.
Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)