Alexandria Police Department Barricade Situation Ends Peacefully

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Alexandria Police Department Barricade Situation Ends Peacefully

For Immediate Release: November 24, 2021

(**UPDATE** 11/24 4:00 p.m.) – The barricade situation in the 1000 block of Woods Place was resolved peacefully with the suspect surrendering.

At approximately 11:38 a.m. the suspect exited the house with his hands up and the Alexandria Police Department then took him into custody. No injuries were reported.

“This started off as a road rage incident and could have turned really bad, we are glad that this was a peaceful outcome and glad no one was hurt during this process,” said Chief Don Hayes. “But this really is a testament to the patience and professionalism of the members of the Alexandria Police Department and the agencies that supported us through this incident.”  

“We really appreciate the residents who showed trust and patience with us during this crisis situation and the agencies that helped to deliver the outcome we were hoping for. Thanks to the Alexandria Sheriff’s Department, Office of Emergency Management, Alexandria Fire Department, Fairfax County Police, Arlington Police, Prince Williams County Police,  Animal Control and Dominion Energy for their support."

Alexandria Police Department Investigation of a Shots Fired Incident Leads to Barricade  

ALEXANDRIA, VA. – The Alexandria Police continues their response to a barricade situation in the 1000 block of Woods Place. 

The incident started as a call for service for shots fired during a road-rage incident. Through investigations, APD confirmed the incident, and located the suspect at his home in the 1000 block of Woods Place.  

Officers attempted to apprehend the suspect around 12 p.m. Tuesday, November 23. The suspect refused to surrender and barricaded himself in the home. 

During the stand-off, the suspect shot several rounds at officers. No officers have discharged their weapon in this incident. 

“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.” 

While the incident is near Alexandria City High School, school is closed for the Thanksgiving holiday and students remain unaffected by this incident.

Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to reach out to APD’s non-emergency line at 703.746.4444.

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For media inquiries, contact Marcel Bassett, Public Information Officer, at or 703.746.6600

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