by: Jessica-Lynn Carvajal, Elise Kim
Update 1:57 p.m. — After more than 24 hours of a stand-off, the Alexandria barricade situation has been peacefully resolved according to APD.
The suspect surrendered without incident.
Update 11:31 a.m. — WDVM has a reporter on the scene, which is still active. Police told the reporter the investigation is ongoing but no updates yet.
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WDVM) — The Alexandria Police Department continues its response to a barricade situation in the 1000 block of Woods Place, which has been in a stand-off since Tuesday afternoon.
During the stand-off, the suspect fired several shots at officers, according to APD. Police have not discharged their weapons.
This stand-off took place after police received calls for shots fired during a road-rage incident. APD confirmed the incident through investigations and found the alleged suspect in his home located in the 1000 block of Woods Place.
When officers tried to apprehend the suspect Tuesday around 12 p.m., the suspect refused to surrender barricading himself in the home.
“Alexandria Police Department will make every effort to end this peacefully,” said Chief of Police Don Hayes. “I am proud of all the officers involved including the support officers from Fairfax County and the patience all the officers involved have exhibited.”
This incident is close to Alexandria City High School, according to APD. However, since school is closed for the holiday, students remain unaffected.
Police are asking residents to shelter in place. Anyone with information relevant to this incident is asked to call APD at 703-746-4444.
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RALEIGH, N.C. (WAVY) — The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services released its latest coronavirus statistics on Wednesday.
Daily cases in the state are up from yesterday’s report with 2,318 cases being reported in the last 24 hours. The 7-day moving average of new cases is currently averaging around 2,000 new cases per day – the highest since the end of October.
NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — Old Dominion University assistant professor Dr. Allyn Walker is set to step down in May 2022 when their current contract expires, the school announced in a statement on Wednesday.
“We have concluded that this outcome is the best way to move forward,” ODU President Brian O. Hemphill, Ph.D., said. “We hope today’s action helps bring closure for our Monarch family. As we move forward, I encourage all members of the Monarch family to continue our efforts toward healing and civil discourse.”
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About 1,500 new cases are being reported per day, that’s up about 30% from two weeks ago but not a major overall increase.