Richmond man charged af­ter stab­bing, stand­off

Richmond Times-Dispatch - - METRO -

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.


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