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Police Ask Facebook Users To Stop Calling Them When The Site Goes Down Published: August 4, 2014

On Friday morning, Facebook had a brief outage and it affected the Los Angeles area, BuzzFeed reports.

According to Sgt. Burton Brink of the L.A. County Sheriff's Department, many residents called 911 as a result of the social network going down.

Brink decided to tweet out the following message to prevent any further calls being made: "#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!"

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