Reston, VA

Fairfax County police have arrested a Reston man following a suspicious package investigation at The Spectrum yesterday (Wednesday).

Police said in an update today (Thursday) that around 3:30 p.m. a man who was previously banned from the Verizon store (11830 Spectrum Center) “set a suspicious package on the counter and indicated to an employee that it was a bomb.”

Shortly before 5 p.m. yesterday, police tweeted that several businesses were evacuated as a result of the investigation, and then around 8 p.m. that the suspicious package was determined to not be hazardous.

“Officers from the Special Operations Divisions examined the device and determined it to be a hoax,” police said today.

Police arrested Timothy Stein, 54, today and charged him with felony bomb threat, felony hoax explosive device and trespassing.

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