- The Washington Times - Thursday, July 4, 2013

Authorities in Arlington closed streets and evacuated the county’s emergency operations center Thursday afternoon while investigating reports of a suspicious package in a van in the Courthouse neighborhood.

The incident disrupted businesses and traffic for several hours before officials using a remote-control robot determined that the van contained only carpeting. Streets were reopened around 6 p.m.

An Arlington sheriff’s deputy spotted what he believed to be suspicious truck earlier Thursday afternoon while walking from the area near the Courthouse AMC movie theater to the Arlington County jail.

Police shut down parts of North Courthouse Road, 14th Street and 15th Street near the scene.



Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC. Click here for reprint permission.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide