USA Today headquarters evacuation over armed man was false alarm

The Washington based headquarters of USA Today was evacuated Wednesday after police received unfounded information about the presence of an armed man.

Strongly mobilized on the scene, the police combed the building before concluding a false alarm.

A local police officer reported that the investigation was ongoing, although there was no evidence of a shootout or security threat.

Alarms sounded inside the building early Wednesday afternoon as police cars, fire trucks and ambulances converged on the scene.

Police armed with rifles and bulletproof vests patrolled the area, which was overflown by a helicopter.

Police in Fairfax County, Virginia, adjacent to Washington, advised “avoid the area” over a helicopter.

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