A Fairfax man is facing charges for threatening to bomb a Starbucks in the Yorktowne Shopping Center in Falls Church Saturday afternoon.
According to Fairfax County police, 28-year-old David Velasquez was drunk and passed out inside the Starbucks at 8104 Arlington Boulevard. When an employee woke him and asked him to leave Velasquez refused and said he had a bomb in his backpack that would explode in two minutes. He then went inside the bathroom and would not come out.
The Starbucks and businesses next door were evacuated. It took police negotiators over an hour before Valesquez was convinced to leave the store and was arrested. Bomb squad officers examined the backpack and determined that it contained nothing hazardous.
Velasquez has been charged with threats to bomb or damage buildings and being drunk in public. He’s being held with no bond.