The evacuation of Ballston Common Mall and an accident on N. Fairfax Drive stirred up the area.
Two separate incidents within a short period of time caused quite a commotion in Ballston this afternoon: -Ballston Common Mall was evacuated around noon after a suspect sprayed pepper spray after shoplifting from the mall. Five people were taken to the hospital. ARLnow.com has full coverage and updates of the story. -A little after noon a lamp post fell as a result of an accident outside of the Holiday Inn on N. Fairfax Drive. See ARLnow.com for the story.