Microsoft's German headquarters was evacuated after a bomb threat

Microsoft’s German headquarters, located in Lohhof near Munich, was evacuated after a bomb threat was made, The Independent reports.

More than 1,800 employees were evacuated after the police and bomb squad (completed with sniffer dogs) were called. After a thorough search that lasted two hours, the building was re-opened. According to local media reports, it was thought to be a prank call. 

German journalist Oliver Das Gupta tweeted a photo of employees standing outside. 

The threat came at a time when CEO Satya Nadella was visiting Germany to open new data centres that would, among other things, shield local companies from US snooping. The two events do not appear to be connected. 

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