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Two explosions cause evacuation at Virginia movie theater

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Explosions outside two movie theaters in Tysons Corner, VA caused 2000 people to be evacuated early Sunday morning.

Fairfax County Police say around 12:15am Sunday, they responded to the AMC Tysons Corner 16 for reports of "pop" sounds.

A Fairfax County Fire Department spokeswoman says two "bombs" were placed outside the entryway to two theaters. The spokeswoman says she uses the word bombs because the explosions were caused by chemical reactions. More specifically, the explosions were caused by a soda bottle acid device.

No one was hurt. No arrests have been made.

The 2000 people in the 16 movie theaters and the food court were evacuated while police and fire investigated.

The theaters and mall are now reopened.

Statement from AMC:

The safety of our guests and associates is our top priority, and we are thankful no one was injured and for the quick response from law enforcement, which we continue to work with closely as they investigate the incident. Pranks intended to cause panic among large groups of people have no business in our society, and we will seek to ensure those found responsible are prosecuted to the full extent of the law. Guests who were at AMC Tysons Corner may use their ticket stub as a pass to a movie at any AMC in the area.

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