(Updated at 9:30 a.m.) Someone died in Lacey Woods Park, prompting a police investigation.
The park at 1200 N. George Mason Drive, west of Ballston, includes wooded trails, athletic fields and courts, and a popular playground. Police tape could be seen across the entrance to one of the trails.
Arlington County police tweeted just before 8 a.m. that “there is no known threat to the community related to this incident.” Police are still on scene investigating the circumstances of the person’s death.
ACPD spokeswoman Ashley Savage told ARLnow that “the death does not appear suspicious.”
“Cause and manner of death will be determined by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner,” she said.
Firefighters were dispatched to the park around 9:15 a.m. to assist with a cleanup at the scene.
ACPD is conducting a death investigation in the 1200 block of N. George Mason Drive. Based on the preliminary investigation, there is no known threat to the community related to this incident. Expect continued police activity in the area. https://t.co/6yFgVl84oz
— ArlingtonCountyPD (@ArlingtonVaPD) September 30, 2022
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