Bel Air MVA shut down temporarily Monday morning as State Police investigate threat


The MVA in Bel Air was temporarily shut down Monday morning while Maryland State Police investigated a threat made by a woman outside the building.

Around 9:20 a.m., a woman claimed a bomb was in her vehicle at the MVA, at the corner of Route 24 and MacPhail Road in Bel Air, according to Ron Snyder, a spokesman for Maryland State Police.

“Everyone is safe, there is no threat,” Snyder said. All roads had been re-opened and the MVA was back to normal operations by 10:30 a.m.

The MVA asked that the entrance to the Bel Air location be temporarily closed and employees and customers inside the building were told to shelter in place, according to a state police news release.

The woman who allegedly made the threat never made it inside the MVA — she was stopped by a trooper working security for the MVA. She was taken to a local hospital for an emergency evaluation, Snyder said.

The State Police K-9 unit responded and swept the woman’s vehicle and found no sign of any explosives, he said.

No injuries were reported.

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