Police say report of a man with a weapon at USA TODAY headquarters was mistaken, after building evacuated
According to the Fairfax County Police Department, there is “a man with weapon” at the USA Today office in McLean, VA. They are advising the public to “avoid the area.” Please check here for continued updates.
WASHINGTON — USA TODAY’s headquarters in McLean, Virginia was being evacuated Wednesday amid a heavy police presence after police reported a man with a weapon at the suburban Washington building.
Alarms sounded at the building as police squad cars converged on the scene. Law enforcement officers with rifles and body armor were patrolling the area and a helicopter hovered overhead.
Fairfax County police tweeted around noon that they were responding to reports of a man with a weapon at the building. Officials provided no other details.
Police warned people to avoid the area, which is near the Capital Beltway, major regional malls and office buildings.
The headquarters building houses non-newspaper offices. Hundreds of office workers were herded outside by police. CLICK HERE FOR MORE FROM USA TODAY
— Fairfax County Police (@FairfaxCountyPD) August 7, 2019
SWAT Teams evacuation at USA Today.
— William Dyer (@wdyerz) August 7, 2019
— Nathan Bomey (@NathanBomey) August 7, 2019