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Police: Do not call us if Facebook is down

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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.

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