Virginia man arrested for threatening to blow up police car

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(PHOTO: Fairfax County Police Department)

FAIRFAX COUNTY, Va. – A man is facing charges for threatening to bomb and shoot a police car.

Fairfax County Police say 46-year-old Virgil Snyder called the Mount Vernon District Station and spoke on an officer shortly after 5 a.m. on January 2nd. Officials report that the officer tried to communicate with him but eventually transferred the call to the Department of Public Safety Communications. When the 9-1-1 call center received that call, they say Snyder began to make statements about shooting and blowing up a police car with an officer inside.

They reported the incident and detectives were assigned to investigate. That investigation led to Snyder, who was then arrested in the 11200 block of Fairfax Boulevard. He was charged with threatening to bomb or damage a means of transportation.