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All Clear at Falls Church City Hall After Bomb Threat

Falls Church Police K9 Fitz and an officer in front of City Hall after a bomb threat evacuated the building Thursday. (Photo: City of Falls Church)

Police have given the “all clear” at Falls Church City Hall after the building was evacuated due to a bomb threat early Thursday evening. The building has been reopened when no explosive devices were found after a sweep of the campus with City of Falls Church Police’s K9 bomb sniffing dog, Fitz,¬†the City announced.

City Communications Director Susan Finarelli told the News-Press the threat was called in¬†Thursday evening. The City’s emergency alert system first sent out an alert at 5:23 p.m. today with news of the threat.

A FALLS CHURCH POLICE officer moves a cone guarding the entrance to Falls Church City Hall early Thursday evening following a bomb threat that led to an evacuation of the building. (Photo: News-Press)

The planned meeting on the City Hall renovation project is still on as scheduled for 7:30 p.m. tonight. The City says attendees should use the police entrance at G2 to enter the building.