Police: Marymount University campus reopened, suspect in custody after bomb threat, evacuation

- 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.

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."

 

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.

 

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.

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