Tysons, VA

(Updated at 3:30 p.m.)  A power outage hit the largely residential neighborhoods in northeast Vienna, as well as a portion of Tysons, today (April 26).

The estimated time of restoration is between 1-4 p.m. As of noon, Dominion Energy reported 2,006 customers in the area without power.

The power outage was resolved on Dominion’s website around 1:15 p.m.

“All but 165 of the 2,000 [customers] were restored in about an hour,” Charles Penn, Sr., a spokesman for Dominion Energy, told Tysons Reporter.

A tree that fell on a power line caused the outage, Penn said.

Image via Dominion Energy

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Update on 11/14/18: A suspect has been arrested and charged in the bank robbery.

(Updated at 4:40 p.m.) Fairfax County Police are looking for a man who robbed a Wells Fargo Bank in Great Falls today.

The robbery was reported around noon at the Wells Fargo at 750 Walker Road, near the Old Brogue Irish Pub.

The suspect reportedly made off with cash and is now on the run after fleeing in a car. He was described by police as “5’6″-5’8″, possibly wearing glasses, black baseball hat, beige jacket, and possibly armed.”

Map via Google Maps

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(Updated at 12:20 p.m.) A student at George C. Marshall High School in Falls Church reportedly brandished a fake gun inside the school, prompting a prompting a police investigation and a letter to parents.

John Torre, a public information officer for Fairfax County Public Schools, said that the school was made aware of the video last night (Tuesday).

Torre said police were notified and determined that the weapon the individual was holding was a fake. Fairfax County Police said on Twitter that they did not believe there was a threat to school safety.

The video was reportedly circulated on Snapchat. A clip posted on Twitter, purporting to be of the video in question and sent to the school system and a local TV station, shows a young person brandishing what appears to be a gun under the caption “uhh 109% ur f****d if u at marshall.”

The school notified parents early this morning. The FCPS Twitter account said parents should have received the update around 7:30 a.m., but some parents said via Twitter they didn’t receive the update until their children were already on the bus to school.

Torre said the police contacted the student and family, and that the school would not comment on any disciplinary actions taken.

Photo (top) via Google Maps (bottom) via Twitter

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