Police: Do not call us if Facebook is down - KMOV.com

Police: Do not call us if Facebook is down

Posted: Updated:
An officer from Los Angeles County took to Twitter on Friday when Facebook users called for help to report that the social media website was down. By Stephanie Baumer An officer from Los Angeles County took to Twitter on Friday when Facebook users called for help to report that the social media website was down. By Stephanie Baumer
Users who tried to get on Facebook around noon EST were greeted with an apology. By Stephanie Baumer Users who tried to get on Facebook around noon EST were greeted with an apology. By Stephanie Baumer

MENLO PARK, CA (WFSB) -An officer from Los Angeles County took to Twitter on Friday when Facebook users called for help to report that the social media website was down.

Sgt. Burton Brink, the public information officer in La Crescenta, CA, posted a Tweet reminding people about the reasons for calling them for help.

“#Facebook is not a Law Enforcement issue, please don’t call us about it being down, we don’t know when FB will be back up!” he wrote.

Users who tried to get on Facebook around noon EST were greeted with an apology.

“Sorry, something went wrong. We’re working on getting this fixed as soon as we can,” the site posted.

A message posted by a Facebook’s developer around noon said the site “is currently experiencing an issue that is affecting all API and web surfaces. Our engineers detected the issue quickly and are working to resolve it ASAP. We’ll update shortly.”

Facebook returned about an hour later.

Copyright 2014 WFSB (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved.

Powered by Frankly