There is a heavy police presence near Ballston Quarter in Virginia after reports of Arlington shooting, according to media reports. The Arlington County Police Department has confirmed that they are conducting a search after report of a possible shooting inside a movie theatre at the Ballston Quarter but have not located any victims or evidence yet.
Arlington Now reports that panic about Arlington shooting spread after a group of teens started shouting about a possible shooter. The incident triggered panic and prompted people to "flee and hide."
POLICE ACTIVITY:At approx 8:42 pm police responded to the report of a possible shooting inside a movie theatre at the Ballston Quarter. The investigation has not located any evidence of a shooting or any victims. The theatre remains in shelter in place while we conduct a search.— ArlingtonCountyPD (@ArlingtonVaPD) September 15, 2019
UPDATE: Arlington Police has said that people sheltering in place have been evacuated and no evidence of shooting has been found yet. The investigations are still underway and a helicopter has joined the operation.
Arlington Now reports that roads leading to the mall were blocked by the police due to possible threat.
UPDATE: The preliminary search of the theater has completed. All individuals sheltering in place have been evacuated. Police remain on scene investigating and a police helicopter is assisting. No evidence of a shooting has been located.— ArlingtonCountyPD (@ArlingtonVaPD) September 15, 2019
Update 2: Police says that there was still no evidence of a shooting but the search operation is being continued in Ballston Quarter building. Also adding that one individual suffered a minor injury while self evacuating the building, no other injuries have been reported.
UPDATE: Police continue to conduct a search of the Ballston Quarter building. One individual suffered a minor injury while self evacuating the building and was transported to an area hospital. No other injuries reported.— ArlingtonCountyPD (@ArlingtonVaPD) September 15, 2019
Update 3: Arlington police has said that they are still investigating the reports of shooting although no evidence has been found yet.
UPDATE: A significant police presence remains in the Ballston area. Continue to avoid the area while police investigate.— ArlingtonCountyPD (@ArlingtonVaPD) September 15, 2019
Further details about Arlington shooting are awaited.
This is a developing story and will be updated shortly.