Manassas police investigate bomb threat at fast-food restaurant

A sigh of relief in Manassas, Virginia, after police handled the possibility of an explosive device at a local fast-food restaurant Wednesday evening.

Officers arrived at the restaurant, located near the intersection of Liberia Avenue and Wellington Road, before 10 p.m. after receiving word of a bomb threat.

The area was evacuated as police investigated the scene.

Nearby streets were also closed off.

A bomb dog completed a building sweep, and no explosive devices were found, police said.

Once the area was deemed safe, all the roads were reopened.

A spokesperson for Manassas City Police said the caller’s identity and their motive are still under investigation.

A map of the area is below.

Laura Spitalniak

Laura Spitalniak joined the WTOP edit desk at the beginning of 2020. She previously worked at WAMU, ABC News and CBS News. She is a graduate of the Philip Merrill College of Journalism and the daughter of a librarian.

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