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

Bel Air MVA shut down temporarily Monday morning as State Police investigate threat
Business operations are back to normal at the MVA in Bel Air by 10:30 a.m. Monday after a woman allegedly made some type of threat involving a bomb, Maryland State Police said. (Erika Butler/The Aegis)

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.

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“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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