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Threat against Metro prompted Alexandria roads to be closed and residents evacuated – Washington, District of Columbia

Washington, District of Columbia 2021-04-22 08:02:54 –

A neighborhood that is part of Alexandria, Virginia, was evacuated Wednesday night after police said police threatened a man against the Metro Transit system.

Hundreds of people in Alexandria returned home after evacuating to Virginia City on Thursday morning. Police said the evacuation took place after a neighbor threatened the metro.

It began around 8:30 pm and responded to what they said Metro Transit and Alexandria police were suspicious baggage investigations at 1700 blocks of Dogwood Drive in the Terrace Townhouse of Beverly Hills Condo. The complex is not far from North Quaker Lane.

Police closed several roads, including Crestwood Drive and Oak Crest Drive, as helicopters and K-9 dogs were brought in.

Approximately 200 evacuated residents went to the Safe Zone Police at CVS in the Fairlington Center in North Quaker Lane, and the bus was used as a shelter.

The Metro Transit Police Department said he had been arrested after police surrounded the man’s house during the investigation.

Metro spokesman Ian Janetta said in an email to WTOP early Thursday morning that “the search ended without any threat to the community and evacuees were allowed to return home.” Stated.

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