USA Today Evacuates Virginia HQ in Response to Report of Armed Man at Building

August 7, 2019

(1010 WINS) -- USA Today's headquarters in McLean, Virginia were evacuated Wednesday early afternoon after reports of a man with a weapon at the building, the newspaper reported.

Fairfax County Police also confirmed at 12:25 p.m. it was responding to the suburban Washington building, tweeting, "We are responding to reports of a man with weapon at the Gannett Building located at 7950 Jones Branch Drive in McLean. Please avoid the area, updates to follow #FCPD."

Forty minutes later, it tweeted, "UPDATE: We are working to investigate this reported threat. Officers are currently working to clear the building. At this time, we have found no evidence of any acts of violence or injuries."

"Alarms sounded at the building as police squad cars converged on the scene," USA Today reported. "Law enforcement officers with rifles and body armor were patrolling the area and a helicopter hovered overhead."

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