BREAKING: Street Closed in Ballston Even though Bomb Squad Investigates ‘Concerning Materials’

Pamela G. Knowles

(Current at 9:15 p.m.) A household avenue in Ballston has been blocked off by law enforcement when Arlington’s bomb squad investigates “concerning materials” uncovered in a house.

The discovery was made by law enforcement though executing a search warrant on N. Stuart Avenue among 11th Street N. and Washington Blvd. The raid happened in response to a suspect producing violent threats towards an particular person, said Arlington County Law enforcement Section spokeswoman Ashley Savage.

The suspect is in custody and residences instantly surrounding the dwelling have been evacuated as a precaution, Savage mentioned. The road closure is expected to continue being in location for an prolonged period of time.

In addition to Arlington County police and firefighters, federal regulation enforcement could also be witnessed arriving on scene. Savage stated ACPD requested the assistance of “federal partners” in the investigation.

The Arlington County Fire Department bomb squad truck arrived at the scene about 4:30 p.m. Afterwards Tuesday night, the law enforcement office reported that “evidence of bomb creating components were recovered” and that the avenue remained shut due to an “additional suspicious item” getting located.

At 9:10 p.m., police said the all distinct experienced been presented and the road would reopen shortly.

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