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UPDATE: Police clear USA Today headquarters, report of a man with a weapon is a “mistake”

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UPDATE 8/7/19 1:30 p.m.
Police have given the all-clear and USA Today employees are now being allowed back inside the building after a report of a man with a weapon turned out to be a “mistake.”

According to the news organization, police say they received a call stating a man with a gun was inside the building. Police say there was no evidence of a possible shooting nor a person with a gun.

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The Virginia headquarters of USA today was evacuated shortly after 12:30 after police received reports about a man with a weapon in the area.

According to the news organization, alarms sounded as police arrived on the scene.

Officers in body armor and carrying rifles are clearing the area as a helicopter overhead looks for anything suspicious.

Fairfax County police say the man with the weapon was inside the building.

There are hundreds of employees who work at the suburban Washington D.C. building.

Other nearby malls and office buildings have also been shut down.

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