Police: Person in custody after Falls Church Starbucks bomb threat

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.

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.

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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