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Wednesday, November 1, 2006

Bomb Squad and Firefighters Respond to Explosion at eBay Building

Posted by @ 1:01 am

An explosion at eBay’s PayPal division has caused the evacuation of 26 employees on Tuesday night. The fire department responded to the building at 7.31pm after a private security firm reported explosions may have occurred inside.

Nobody was injured in the incident and after a search of the company’s 100,000-square-foot complex no suspicious devices were found. “Whatever caused it was pretty strong’” said San Jose Fire Capt. Jose Guerrero.

Fire crews arrived to find a 7-foot glass windows shattered on the first floor. “The window’s frame was bent and a light haze covered the area”, Guerrero said. San Jose bomb squad officials later roamed the building but found no other explosive devices.

“It was fortunate that no one was hurt,” said Catherine England, an eBay spokeswoman. Business is expected to continue as normal on Wednesday.

Source: MercuryNews


Matthew Elshaw Matt is a marketing professional at, an international search marketing firm. Matt's passion for online marketing began at university and has proved invaluable in steering product development and marketing initiatives at the company. Matt is a regular contributor to the ineedhits search marketing blog.

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