Firefighters rushed to eBay's San Jose headquarters last night after an explosion in a four-story eBay building. First thought to be a transformer, the cause is now being reported as a bomb.
A live TV report from last night is available at KRON 4. If you have any information, photos, or first-hand accounts, e-mail email@example.com. A reader sends the following IM conversation they had with an eBay employee in the building.
My friend was working late at eBay tonight when there was a large explosion within the building.
Here's the breaking news story:
Firefighters Respond to Explosions within eBay Building
And here's the IM thread of them telling me a few minutes ago.
friend: Crazy shit! A bunch of us were there working late and all of a sudden BOOOOOOM!!!!
I ran outside looking for a plane crash.
But is from inside the building. Some are saying it was a transformer.
Windows were blown out.
me: top floor? basement? or somewhere in between?
friend: Bottom floor hallways were filled with smoke. I had to run through the buildings and yell for people to evacuate because....get this...
There were no fricking fire alarms to pull.
More after the jump.
me: no fire alarms?
friend: The bomb squad and hazmat are on site searching the buildings.
friend: Yeah. Crazy. Couldn't find one anywhere. And I looked high and low.
me: everybody OK afauk?
friend: Yeah...no injuries.
Just a lot of rattled nerves.
=== 45 minutes later ==
friend: Whoa. It was a bomb.
Man, I never even considered that. I ran over there straight past the location of the bomb and was just thinking about making sure everyone was okay.
me: wonder if it was Halloween punk kids. office near anything residential?
friend: Dude...it was a huge explosion.
friend: Rattled all the buildings on campus.