The headquarters of US newspaper USA Today was evacuated this afternoon amid reports of an armed man on the unfastened.
Police mentioned they have been “responding to reports of a man with weapon” on the Gannett constructing in McLean, Virginia.
A Northern Virginia police chief later mentioned a report of a former Gannett worker with a handgun prompted the evacuation.
The constructing was evacuated and SWAT groups have been mentioned to be current.
A employees member wrote on Twitter: “We’ve been requested to evacuate.
“You by no means suppose it’s going to occur to you. this will occur to anybody at any time. we’re evacuating the constructing. will fill you in when i study any extra. thanks for all the sort messages.”
The headquarters constructing homes non-newspaper workplaces, USA Today mentioned.
USA Today is a newspaper owned by the Gannett Company, which is distributed internationally.
It was fashioned in 1982 one of the widest circulations of any newspaper within the United States.