Broken snow globe causes Microsoft building to be evacuated

Yes, a broken snow globe caused a building on Microsoft's corporate campus to be evacuated earlier today. As you might have expected, a mysterious liquid was spotted leaking from a package at the mail building on Microsoft's campus (Building 123), according to James Bove of the Redmond police.

As we all live in a post-9/11 world of assuming the worst and hoping for the best, when the liquid was spotted leaking from the package, the building was evacuated for security reasons.

After a HAZMAT team was able to determine that the liquid leaking from the packaged contained water and glycerine, everyone was allowed to return to the building; the liquid was discovered to be leaking from a broken snow globe.

Joking aside, these types of events occur at places besides Microsoft and any time a suspicious package is spotted, for safety reasons, the buildings surrounding the package are always evacuated. 

Source and Image Credit: Komonews.com

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I recall the days where Neowin had real news, and I didn't see Microsoft plastered all over the place. Since when did tech become all Microsoft?

The "post-9/11 world" has to be one of the most odious phrases in modern lexicon. If we follow this logic then now the terrorists know that if they want to distract HAZMAT from a real attack all they have to do is ship Microsoft a broken snow globe.

netsendjoe said,
Its sad that most people are so influenced by the fear mongering created in this post 9-11 world.

I'd rather be safe then sorry mate. America has a long history of terrorism through the (non-electronic) mail.

Shadowzz said,

I'd rather be safe then sorry mate. America has a long history of terrorism through the (non-electronic) mail.

He who would trade liberty for some temporary security, deserves neither liberty nor security.
~Benjamin Franklin

Shadowzz said,

I'd rather be safe then sorry mate. America has a long history of terrorism through the (non-electronic) mail.

I opening a position for a slave, free meals, a free space where to live, ensured working hours and the best, security. do you want to join us?.

They should have called the TSA so all of the employees could get the anal probe before they left. You never know... a two year old could be a terrorist in this post 9/11 world.

ians18 said,
I wonder why they have a snowglobe decorations? hmm..

Are you trying to speculate something? At every place of work you can have personal items shipped there, its just a gift that someone bought to give to their wife on Christmas.

ians18 said,
I wonder why they have a snowglobe decorations? hmm..

Because, as it states in the article, it was in a package. So probably a gift mailed to someone.

Tidus4eva said,

Are you trying to speculate something? At every place of work you can have personal items shipped there, its just a gift that someone bought to give to their wife on Christmas.

A Christmas gift? In the middle of October?

ians18 said,
I wonder why they have a snowglobe decorations? hmm..

So you did read the article, and read that it said "package", yet you are wondering why they have a snowglobe decoration? So, in your mind you are thinking that they are keeping a slowglobe in a package? I don't see your logic, sorry.

Cute James said,
But what does this have to do with Surface?


there was water and glycerin leaking on the surface duh..

Cute James said,
But what does this have to do with Surface?

The snow globe was a gift to Steve Ballmer for giving us Surface.