WASHINGTON — USA TODAY‘s headquarters in McLean, Virginia was being evacuated Wednesday amid a heavy police presence after police reported a man with a weapon at the suburban Washington building.
Alarms sounded at the building as police squad cars converged on the scene. Law enforcement officers with rifles and body armor were patrolling the area and a helicopter hovered overhead.
Fairfax County police tweeted around noon that they were responding to reports of a man with a weapon at the building. Officials provided no other details.
Police warned people to avoid the area, which is near the Capital Beltway, major regional malls and office buildings.
The headquarters building houses non-newspaper offices. Hundreds of office workers were herded outside by police.