Facebook goes down for 30 minutes, 911 calls pour in

Posted at 1:20 PM, Aug 01, 2014
and last updated 2014-08-01 16:20:25-04

LOS ANGELES – Facebook was down for about 30 minutes Friday morning and officials said the 911 calls flooded their lines.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s office even tweeted about the incident, reminding the public the Facebook outage was not a public safety issue.

KTLA said Sgt. Brink couldn’t be reached for comment.

However, a morning-shift watch commander at the Santa Clarita Station said he was unaware of any emergency calls Friday about Facebook.

Sheriff’s Department headquarters was also unaware of any 911 calls about Facebook, according to KTLA.

During the outage, most users reported seeing an error message when they tried to log on.

According to the Facebook status page, Facebook was back online by about 10:30 a.m. MT.

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