NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) – Police, Fire-Rescue units, a bomb squad and the SWAT team responded to the scene of a barricade situation in the Broad Creek neighborhood of Norfolk.
Emergency dispatchers received the call just before 7 a.m. for an armed, suicidal person. When police arrived on scene, the man fired shots. No officers were injured during this incident.
Norfolk Police Department Crisis Negotiators ended the barricade situation peacefully Sunday afternoon. The man is in custody and was taken to Sentara Norfolk General Hopsital, according to Jo Ann Hughes, a spokesperson for Norfolk Police.
10 On Your Side’s Kara Dixon reports police have reopened all surrounding areas following the barricade situation.
Police asked the public to avoid the area for safety reasons. Roads were closed at East Virginia Beach Boulevard from Ballentine Boulevard to Norchester Avenue. Neighboring streets were also closed temporarily while the scene remained active. Police provided a map of the blocked off areas.
A Civic Alert was sent to residents in the area that encouraged them to shelter in place while the situation was ongoing.
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