Fort Hunt barricade ends peacefully, Fairfax Police say

An overnight barricade situation ended peacefully Monday afternoon when police used a Taser to subdue a man who had holed up in a Mount Vernon area house with two small children.

Police say they were notified Sunday night by a friend of a man who lives in the 8600 block of Thomas j. Stockton Parkway. The caller said the man seemed to be experiencing mental crisis. When police arrived, the man refused to let them into the house. Learning that there were two small children, aged about four and eight, inside the home, police obtained an Emergency Custody Order and brought in crisis negotiators.

The stand-off continued through the night but finally ended shortly after 1 p.m. Monday, when the children left the home safely. The man began walking in and out of the home but was still uncooperative. An officer used a Taser to subdue him and he was taken to a hospital for evaluation and treatment. There were no apparent injuries to the man or his children.



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