Firefighters rescue 12 stuck inside elevator at Facebook building in Menlo Park

FILE - In this March 15, 2013, file photo, a Facebook employee walks past a sign at Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif. A Facebook official said the company has found no evidence to back up allegations in a May 9, 2016, report from Gawker's Gizmodo blog that company contractors suppressed stories of interest to conservatives in its “Trending” section. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

MENLO PARK (KRON) — Menlo Park firefighters rescued 12 people who got stuck in an elevator at a Facebook headquarters building on Friday afternoon, police said.

Crews said it happened at around 12:04 p.m at Building 20, located at 1 Facebook Way, firefighters said.

Upon arrival, fire officials found that a repair technician had reportedly been there for more than 90 minutes trying to get the doors to open.

After about 20 minutes, firefighters were able to open the elevator doors and free the people inside, fire officials said.

“The people in the elevator were getting a little anxious because of the situation which was amplified by an audible alarm, so we used the jaws of life to force the elevator door open which pretty much destroyed the door,” Battalion Chief Ben Marra said in a statement.

No one was injured during the incident.


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