Police arrest robbery suspect at Portsmouth hotel

WAVY/Jason Marks
WAVY/Jason Marks

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — Police are at a Portsmouth hotel after taking a robbery suspect into custody there Thursday night.

Around 4:15 p.m., a 911 caller reported a person was robbed at gunpoint near the Super Value Inn Hotel on London Boulevard, according to Sgt. S. Jenkins with Portsmouth police.

When officers arrived, they found the suspect inside the hotel, based on the description given by the victim. The suspect led police on a short foot pursuit, running into a hotel room and trying to escape through a window.

During the attempted escape, the suspect injured himself, Jenkins said.

He was taken into custody, but he has not yet been identified.

The scene at the hotel is still active.

Stay with WAVY.com for updates on this developing story.

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