AMC Tysons Corner 16

AMC Tysons Corner 16 is a movie theater in the Tysons Corner Center mall in McLean.


On May 17, 2014, two bottle bombs, made by combining aluminum foil and acid in a plastic drink bottle, exploded in theaters 3 and 8, forcing the evacuation of all the patrons as well as the nearby food court.[1][2]

A week later, on May 25, 2014, a third bottle bomb exploded in theater 1, slightly injuring Falls Church teenager Kevin Tran and a friend.[3]

Both incidents, as well as three more similar explosions in area movie theaters dating back to March, were eventually traced to 20-year-old Manuel Joyner-Bell of Bowie, Maryland.[4]


  1. "Bottle Bombs Explode at NoVa Theater, Lead to Evacuation." NBC4 Washington. NBCUniversal Media, 18 May 2014. Web. 18 Oct. 2016.
  2. "Second 'Bottle Bomb' Explodes at Virginia Theater." NBC4 Washington. NBCUniversal Media, 25 May 2014. Web. 18 Oct. 2016.
  3. Reeve, Richard, Tom Roussey, and Associated Press. "Another Bottle Bomb Device Explodes at AMC Tysons Movie Theater." WJLA. Sinclair Broadcast Group, 25 May 2014. Web. 17 Oct. 2016.
  4. Goldberg, Jeff, and Robert Lyles. "Police: Manuel Joyner-Bell, 20, Admits to All 6 Theater Bottle Bomb Incidents." WJLA. Sinclair Broadcast Group, 1 June 2014. Web. 18 Oct. 2016.

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