FAIRFAX COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — A barricade situation with a hostage in the town of Herndon in Fairfax County ended after nearly 12 hours with the suspect in custody.
According to the Herndon Police Department, at around 9:16 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 27, a call from someone inside a home on the 700 block of Hemlock Court said that someone else inside fired a gun.
The incident turned into a barricade and hostage situation which caused police to respond to the scene and close Herndon Parkway between Van Buren Street and Maple Court.
The hostage was able to escape the home unharmed at around 8:47, but the suspect was still inside. At 11:48 p.m., Herndon Police posted another tweet saying that the Fairfax County Police Department SWAT Team had responded to the scene.
At 8:03 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 28, Herndon Police posted a tweet saying that the suspect was still barricaded in his home and that Virginia State tactical units had arrived at the scene, along with Fairfax Police negotiators.
About an hour later, at 9:02 a.m., Herndon Police posted a tweet saying the suspect surrendered peacefully and was taken into custody before being evaluated by medics. At 9:21, Herndon Police announced that Herndon Parkway had reopened.