Del Ray bank closes after incident with fired employee

The Truist bank at 2809 Mount Vernon Avenue is temporarily closed today (Friday) after an alleged altercation with a former employee.

A former employee who had been terminated allegedly told bank staff that they “had a gun in the car and would be right back,” per scanner traffic.

Bank employees locked the doors at the bank and called police around 1:20 p.m.

As of 1:35 p.m. the bank was still closed with Alexandria Police cars parked around the building and officers inside speaking to bank staff.

James Cullum and Vernon Miles contributed to this story