BREAKING: Virginia USA Today Headquarters in Tyson’s Corner Evacuated Over Reports of Man With a Weapon

UPDATE: USA Today has reported that it was a “mistaken report of a person with a weapon” and that there was “no indication of a shooting or a shooter at the building.”

The USA Today headquarters in Virginia was evacuated on Wednesday over reports of a man with a weapon and a possible shooting.

Mike Valerio of WUSA9 reported on Twitter that they got the first report of a shooting in the building at 12:11 p.m., but later tweeted that the FBI confirmed that there was not a shooting.

This was also confirmed by David Martosko of the Daily Mail who tweeted that a law enforcement source told him that they are not treating the incident as an active shooter situation.

 

A witness posted video of the building being evacuated shortly after 12:30 p.m.

Matt Brooks of the Republican Jewish Coalition tweeted that he received a “text from a family member of an active shooter at the USA Today building near Tyson’s.”

The Fairfax County Police confirmed on Twitter that they are responding to the Gannett Building in McLean.

The situation is ongoing and we will continue to update this post as information becomes available.


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