Suspicious vehicle investigated at Pentagon City mall

Police were called to the Pentagon City Fashion Center because of a car without license plates parked in a no-parking zone. No threat was found

ARLINGTON, Va. Police in Arlington, Virginia responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle at the Fashion Center in the Pentagon City Mall Saturday morning. It happens as law enforcement around northern Virginia is on high alert due to a potential threat to public safety over the Halloween weekend.

Increased patrols near the Pentagon City Mall discovered a car parked in an area without parking without license plates. Investigators responded and searched the vehicle, but determined there was no threat to the public.

Ashely Savage, public information officer for Arlington County Police, said officers have since cleared the site, but said the officer will continue to proactively patrol the county throughout the weekend.

Arlington County Police are just one of several agencies in the region that have stepped up patrols over the weekend after receiving information about a potential threat of violence in the Northern Virginia area, specifically targeting malls and malls.

The Fairfax County Police Department, Arlington County Police Department, Prince William County Police Department, Alexandria Police Department, Metropolitan Police Department and Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office have all said they are increasing patrols.

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At a news conference Friday, Fairfax County Police Chief Kevin Davis said police are working to confirm the information and urged people to remain vigilant and contact police if they see anything suspicious. Director Anthony Guglimeli reiterated what Chief Davis said Saturday.

“It is routine for information to be shared throughout the national metropolitan area daily, and we are always in real-time communication with federal and regional partners. Police patrols throughout Fairfax County have been increased for the Halloween weekend. This includes major thoroughfares, transit hubs, shopping malls and malls. , “he said in a statement.

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