Arlington County Board Statement on Home Explosion

Published on December 05, 2023

The Arlington County Board is relieved to hear confirmation that last night’s explosion of the duplex in the Bluemont neighborhood did not result in any significant injuries to nearby residents or the officers attempting to bring the related stand-off to a peaceful resolution.

“The Board recognizes the Arlington County Police Department for their patience, skill, and bravery in handling this situation, as well as the Fire Department’s quick response to bringing a rare and challenging explosion under control and minimizing collateral damage,” Chair Dorsey said. “We also want to thank the Red Cross for supporting resident evacuations and the FBI and ATF for their assistance in this ongoing investigation.”

Read the Arlington County Police Department's preliminary statement on the incident. 

Watch the County's Press Conference for more information. 

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