MCLEAN, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Gannett Co., Inc. (GCI) (“Gannett” or “company”) today issued the following statement regarding an evacuation at its corporate headquarters:
Earlier today, the Valo Park building in which Gannett’s corporate headquarters is located in Tysons Corner, Va. was evacuated after a report that there may be an individual with a weapon in the building. Fairfax County Police and other law enforcement agencies swept the building and cleared it without incident allowing the employees of Gannett and the other companies in the building to return by late afternoon. No current or former Gannett employee was involved in this incident.
The security and safety of our employees is of paramount importance to Gannett. We are thankful to law enforcement and other emergency personnel who responded swiftly to secure the location. We are appreciative of their professionalism, care for our employees and clear communication with management throughout the incident.
We also want to thank our neighbors, in particular those at the McLean Hilton and at PenFed Credit Union, who opened their doors to our employees without hesitation. And, finally, we want to thank our employees who remained calm and focused throughout.
Gannett Co., Inc. (GCI) is an innovative, digitally focused media and marketing solutions company committed to strengthening communities across our network. With an unmatched local-to-national reach, Gannett touches the lives of more than 125 million people monthly with our Pulitzer-Prize winning content, consumer experiences and benefits, and advertiser products and services. Gannett brands include USA TODAY NETWORK with the iconic USA TODAY and more than 100 local media brands, digital marketing services companies ReachLocal, WordStream and SweetIQ, and U.K. media company Newsquest. To connect with us, visit www.gannett.com.
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