Tuesday, August 13, 2019
After a thorough investigation into a reported threat at a Tysons office building located at 7950 Jones Branch Drive in McLean on Wednesday, Aug. 7, FCPD detectives have concluded no criminal activity occurred.
An ex-employee of a business within the building sent a suspicious group text message to some of his former colleagues but there were no direct threats made. The following day, an employee in the building overheard two co-workers discussing the text message and asked another employee for additional information. There was a language barrier and through the use of a cell phone translator program, the message was interpreted as a present threat of a man in the building with a gun. Building security relayed the information they received to FCPD dispatch center, prompting the emergency response. The investigation determined that no one was actually seen with a gun and police do not have any evidence that the subject who sent the text message was at the building on Wednesday.
FCPD appreciates the patience and support from the businesses, employees, and community as they worked methodically to ensure the public’s safety.