MENLO PARK, Calif. (WFSB) -- An officer with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department 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, California, 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.
He tweeted about two hours later that he did not know how many #Facebookdown calls were received.
Users who tried to get on Facebook around noon EST (9 a.m. Arizona time) 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 developer 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 came back online about an hour later.
Azfamily.com reached out to the Phoenix Police Department to find out if they received any #Facebookdown calls, but did not get an answer.
#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!— Sgt. Brink (@LASDBrink) August 1, 2014
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