December 28, 2013

Barricaded man surrenders to Arlington police

A man who confronted police officers responding to a domestic disturbance call was holding a shotgun when he retreated into an apartment in the 3000 block of Little Brook Lane, police reported.

A man surrendered Saturday night, hours after barricading himself in an Arlington apartment, police said.

The incident began about 7 p.m. after the man, who was not immediately identified, was confronted by police who responded to a domestic disturbance call, an Arlington police spokesman said.

Gunshots were heard, but no injuries had been reported, said police Sgt. Jeff Houston.

At 10:20 p.m. the man was still alone in the unit at Running Brook Apartments in the 3000 block of Little Brook Lane, Houston said.

Arlington police said on Twitter shortly before midnight that the man had surrendered.

“Negotiators have been talking with the man for about an hour,” Houston said. “It’s up to him what happens. We’re going to keep talking with him and trying to get him to come out willingly. We’ll stay out here as long as it takes to come to a peaceful solution.”

The man was seen holding a shotgun before he retreated into the apartment, Houston said.

“I don’t know who shot what,” Houston said. “There were shots fired, but that will come later in the investigation who shot what how many times.”

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