YouTube is back, stop calling the police

Users around the world rejoiced as the video streaming service YouTube fixed the unknown problem that took the site down on Wednesday afternoon.

The reports of the outage started coming in around 2:15pm on Wednesday. Unable to access the site, some users called emergency services in panic.

The company apologised on Twitter for the inconvenience. They have yet to say what caused the outage.

YouTube is the world's largest video streaming site, and the second most visited website after Google.

Kiev, Ukraine - May 21, 2014: Woman holding a brand new Apple iPad Air and looking on  YouTube music playlist on a screen. YouTube is the world's most popular online video-sharing website that founded in February 14, 2005
YouTube music playlist (file picture). Source: istock.com