WASHINGTON — Police say a person is in custody following a bomb threat at a Falls Church, Virginia, Starbucks.
Police were notified of the incident at around 3:45 p.m. The chain coffee shop located at 8104 Arlington Blvd. just off an exit of the Capital Beltway was evacuated, Fairfax County police said around 5 p.m.
As of 7 p.m., Explosive Ordnance Disposal officers are at the scene evaluating a backpack, police said. Nothing suspicious was found in the backpack.
— Fairfax County Police (@FairfaxCountyPD) November 4, 2018
The man who made the threat was inside the building for about an hour before police took the suspect into custody. A crisis negotiation team was on its way.
The individual is now custody. Our investigation continues. Please continue to avoid the area. https://t.co/C55QSmo4LS
— Fairfax County Police (@FairfaxCountyPD) November 3, 2018
Police had urged the public to stay away from the area while they were conducting the investigation.
Below is a map of the area.
WTOP’s Abigail Constantino contributed to this report.
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