Morning Notes

Metro’s rail yard seen from the West Falls Church station (staff photo by Angela Woolsey)

Man in Custody After Shots Fired Call — “Officers responded to the 13600 blk of Lee Jackson Mem Hwy in Chantilly for a shots fired call. Preliminary, there are no injuries, and all parties are accounted for. There is no apparent threat to the public at this time…Officers have one adult male in custody.” [FCPD/Twitter]

Eggs Rescued From Dumpster Result in Chicks — “More than 20 chicks have found homes with veterinary staff after being rescued from a dumpster in Fairfax County, Virginia. Late last week, Fairfax County Animal Protection Police were called to a shopping center in West Falls Church, where over 1,000 eggs had been abandoned in a dumpster.” [WTOP]

Ceiling Collapses on Springfield Family — “A few members of the Porter family watched part of their ceiling collapse from inside their Springfield home. The moment, captured on video, was posted on TikTok and viewed more than 65 million times. Nobody was hurt, and the family is still able to occupy the home and have a plastic sheet blocking off the impacted room.” [DC News Now]

Marijuana Sales in Virginia Unlikely Under Youngkin — The Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services commissioner said not to expect “any further moves towards legalization of adult recreational-use marijuana” during Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s term. While Maryland launched a recreational cannabis market just days earlier, the possibility of sales in Virginia has “been in political limbo for years to detrimental effects.” [The Washington Post]

Police Share Tips for Ride-Share Safety — “Every year, major rideshare companies document the number of sexual assault incidents reported to their company. Although Fairfax County does not have as many reported incidents as other major metropolitan areas, since the beginning of 2023 FCPD has had three separate ride-share incidents reported in our communities.” [FCPD]

Tysons Venture Capital Firm Launches With $50 Million — “Tysons-based Flintlock Capital was founded by Seda Goff and Joe Shamess, general partners who are planning to invest in early-stage companies across the country within financial technology, what they refer to as ‘frontier’ technologies — artificial intelligence, robotics and space — and in companies that are looking to bring tech into aging industries.” [Washington Business Journal]

Herndon Tech Company Relocates HQ to Reston — “Seerist Inc., which works in threat and risk intelligence, has signed a lease for 8,395 square feet at 11440 Commerce Park Drive, landlord Comstock Holding Companies Inc. (Nasdaq: CHCI) announced. Seerist is moving from 13221 Woodland Park Road in Herndon.” [WBJ]

Gardens at Former Nike Site Get Grand Opening — “The Fairfax County Park Authority is pleased to announce the official ribbon-cutting for the Laurel Hill Community Garden Plots. Join Supervisor Dan Storck, Park Authority Board Member Linwood Gorham and others at the official opening of the new facility located in Lorton.” [FCPA]

It’s Monday — During the day, it’ll be sunny with a high temperature around 92. In the evening, expect a slight possibility of showers and thunderstorms before 2am, with about a 20% chance of rainfall. The night will be partly cloudy and temperatures will drop to approximately 72. []

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