USA Today HQ Evacuated After False Report of Person With Weapon

The headquarters of USA Today newspaper in McLean, Virginia, was evacuated Wednesday after reports of a person with a weapon that turned out to be false.

Just after 12:35 p.m., USA Today business reporter Nathan Bomey tweeted, “We have evacuated the @USATODAY headquarters in McLean, Virginia, after reports of someone who may have had a weapon in the building. Worth knowing: We share our building with several other unrelated tenants. There’s a major police presence on site, but can’t tell what’s happening.”

A photo Bomey tweeted showed a large crowd of evacuees outside the building.

Shortly before 1:20 p.m., USA Today tweeted, “Police say report of a man with a weapon at USA TODAY headquarters was mistaken, after building evacuated.”


Updated Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at 1:41 pm .