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Fairfax man charged for Starbucks bomb threat

Falls Church, Va. - A Fairfax man is facing charges after police say he threatened to bomb a Falls Church Starbucks over the weekend. 


David Velasquez, 28, has been charged with threats to bomb and being intoxicated in public. 

The incident happened in Yorktowne Shopping Center on Arlington Boulevard. Police say Velasquez was drunk and passed out inside Starbucks when an employee asked him to leave. Velasquez allegedly refused and said he had a bomb in his book bag that would explode in two minutes. Police say he then went inside the bathroom and wouldn't come out. At that point employees evacuated the store and called the police. 


"We arrived there and for about 70 minutes we negotiated with him to come out of the building. At the end of the 70 minutes he finally came out and was taken into custody. Because of his level of intoxication, he was first transported to a local hospital," said 2nd Lt. Christopher Sharp, spokesperson for Fairfax County Police Department.   

Velasquez has since been taken to the Adult Detention Center where he's being held on no bond. 


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