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Man surrenders after 10 hours of barricading himself inside a home

Man surrenders after 10 hours of barricading himself inside a home

At around 4 a.m. today, police arrived on the scene after receiving a report that an armed man was threatening to kill family members in the 13200 block of Ladybank Lane. Fairfax County Police said they spent the morning trying to persuade the 21-year-old to surrender; they eventually deployed a police robot and tear gas grenades.

A 10-hour standoff between a man and Fairfax County police at a home in Herdon ended, Saturday, when the man surendered. Two members made it out of the home safely, but the man then threatened to shoot police officers during the barricade situation.

During the incident, neighbors and people in the immediate area were asked to shelter in place and stay away from doors and windows. Some residents who had left their houses were unable to get back because of the situation.

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Around 6 a.m., officers reported hearing what sounded like a gunshot fired in the home. I mean it's a quiet neighborhood, great neighborhood.

Police had been asking the public to avoid the area for their safety.

Below is a map of the neighborhood where the incident occurred. WTOP has a reporter at the scene.


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