ARLINGTON, Va. - Marymount University campus has been reopened and a suspect has been taken into custody after being evacuated for a bomb threat at the college, Arlington County police say.
Police gave the "all clear" just after 1:30 p.m. Sunday.
FINAL: Campus has been swept, determined to be clear and is now re-opened.— ArlingtonCountyPD (@ArlingtonVaPD) April 1, 2018
Text alerts were sent to students just after 11:15 a.m. Sunday, urging those on campus to evacuate to a park across from "Osta," or Ostapenko Hall, a student residence hall on campus, located at VA-309 and 26th Street N.
"Campus Evacuation due to bomb threat. Entire campus community walk to park across from Osta. Follow directions from authorities."
"This is not a drill. Entire campus community evacuate to park across from Osta. Follow directions from authorities."
POLICE ACTIVITY: ACPD is investigating a bomb threat at Marymount University. Campus has been evacuated and police are on scene investigating. Investigation is ongoing. Avoid the area. Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 703-558-2222— ArlingtonCountyPD (@ArlingtonVaPD) April 1, 2018
Investigators did not give details on the nature or manner of the threat. Police said they had a suspect in custody just before 12:30 p.m.
UPDATE: One suspect has been taken into custody. Campus remains evacuated while EOD K9s sweep campus out of an abundance of caution.— ArlingtonCountyPD (@ArlingtonVaPD) April 1, 2018
The campus was evacuated for over an hour while Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD) K9s swept the campus "out of an abundance of caution."
The campus is observing the Easter holiday through Monday, April 2. Classes are due to resume on April 3. It is not known how many students and staff were on campus at the time of the bomb threat and evacuation.