Barricade Ends Peacefully in Clifton

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Sully Police District – Officers were called to a home in the 11900 block of Henderson Court shortly after 9 a.m. on Monday, August 22 for the report of a 20-year-old man experiencing emotional distress, possibly armed with a handgun and allegedly threatening to harm himself. A perimeter was quickly established around the home by responding officers and neighbors were notified by the Department of Public Safety Communications (DPSC) through the use of a reverse 911 call. The Public Affairs Bureau kept the public and media informed throughout the event through the use of social media. DPSC personnel kept the man on the phone until crisis negotiators arrived. Family members, initially inside the home, were able to leave without harm. A barricade was officially declared at about 9:56 a.m. and a SWAT team was dispatched to the scene. Personnel from Mobil Crisis and from the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department were also called to the scene. Negotiations continued until the man inside the home was taken into custody shortly after 3 p.m. There were no injuries. A temporary detention order was obtained for the man who will be evaluated and provided the services he may need.

We would like to thank the public, in particular, the residence of the surrounding area where this incident occurred, for their patience and cooperation.

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