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Police investigate reported bomb threat in McLean

Fairfax County police are currently investigating a reported bomb threat that prompted the evacuation of several businesses in downtown McLean.

The Fairfax County Police Department said just after 4:30 p.m. that officers had arrived at the 6800 block of Elm Street in response to the reported threat.

“Several nearby businesses elected to evacuate out of an abundance of caution,” the FCPD reported, advising people to avoid the area so that police could investigate the credibility of the threat.

Elm Street was closed between Dolley Madison Boulevard and Chain Bridge Road, as was Beverly Road between Old Dominion Drive and Fleetwood Road. Both streets have now reopened.

“Officers continue to investigate the circumstances of this reported threat,” police said.

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