Richmond man charged after stabbing, standoff
A Richmond man is facing several counts of assault after he stabbed a man, fled and then barricaded himself inside a home as officers spent hours trying to get him out of the house, according to police.
About noon Tuesday, police went to the 2200 block of North 29th Street in Richmond’s East End, near Creighton Court, for a report of a stabbing, said police spokeswoman Koury Wilson. The victim was in an altercation with James M. Tyler Jr., 54, when Tyler stabbed the man, police said.
After being stabbed, the victim followed Tyler several blocks to North 23rd and V streets and flagged two police officers who were in the area, police said. One of those officers saw Tyler enter a nearby home, police said.
Police secured the entry and rear of that building and tried to get Tyler to come out, but when Tyler refused to exit, police called the SWAT team, Richmond police said.
Tyler, a resident of the 1400 block of Bowen Street, exited the home after a 2½-hour standoff and was arrested, police said.