It's Over: Peaceful Resolution with Man in Police Standoff

Police have captured a man who was in a standoff with police for more than 29 hours.

Tuesday night, police were able to capture the man who held them at bay for more than 29 hours in the City of Falls Church. 

Police used non-lethal force (reportedly a TASER) to capture the man at a home in the 600 block of Hillwood Avenue. The man had non-life-threatening injuries and has been transported to a local hospital. Police will not release his name until his family has been notified.

A standoff between police and the man started Monday afternoon after police were called to the home around 4:30 p.m. for a domestic dispute.

When police arrived, the man was alone in the home and armed. Neighbors reported hearing shots fired, but no one was injured. At some point on Monday, the man doused himself and sections of the home with gasoline, police said.

A half-mile section of Hillwood Avenue was blocked off for the duration of the situation, affecting dozens of residents who were evacuated and could not return home, even with a police escort, after 2 p.m. today. 

A neighbor said the man was pleasant in the conversations she had with him. 

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Karen Johnson June 27, 2012 at 03:14 AM
Wouldn't TASER+gasoline = Really Bad Idea?
Andre L. Taylor June 27, 2012 at 03:27 AM
I'm so glad this is over now things can get back to being normal.
K Arrowsmith June 27, 2012 at 02:28 PM
Swat sharpshooters/snipers could be trained to shoot dangerous individuals with some type of tranquiler...like they do with large threatening animals. 24+ hours was far too long for this one individual to affect thousands of area residents and to monopolize over 50 law enforcement officers...all of whom were using man hours and racking up all kinds of costs to the citizens of Falls Church, Arlington, Fairfax County and the City of Alexandria. One person's crazy choices should not take precedence over the life and liberties of the community.
April June 28, 2012 at 12:16 AM
Electrical charge and gasoline does sound like a bad mix.
April June 28, 2012 at 12:17 AM
Glad it all turned out as well as it did. The man does not sound well at all.


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