The Washington Post

Barricade incident ends with arrest

- — Dana Hedgpeth and Rachel Weiner

An incident involving a man barricaded inside his home in Alexandria ended Wednesday just before noon, when the man was taken into custody and nearly 24 hours after police first tried to apprehend him.

“We did everything we can to ensure this peaceful outcome, and we’re glad it went this way,” police spokesman Marcel Bassett said.

The suspect was not immediatel­y identified, but Bassett said he lived in the home with his wife, who left without incident.

The standoff began around noon Tuesday in the 1000 block of Woods Place when Alexandria police got a call about “shots fired during a road-rage incident” at Duke Street and Witter Drive.

Authoritie­s said they found the suspect in that incident at his home and attempted to apprehend him but he “refused to surrender and barricaded himself in the home.” Around 5:40 p.m. Tuesday, police said, the man fired “several rounds at officers” but “no officers have discharged their weapon in this incident,” according to a statement.

The incident happened near Alexandria City High School, which is closed for the Thanksgivi­ng holiday.

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