Criminal charges placed against Fairfax man for March barricade

FCPD cruiser

A man who held Fairfax County police officers at bay earlier this month at his Fairfax home is now facing criminal charges.

Robert Miller, Jr., 41, was released from a mental health facility Wednesday afternoon and is being held without bond on the following charges:

According to police, Miller was home alone in the home in the 2800 block of Hunter Road on March 15 and made threats to commit suicide. Police were told that Miller discharged a round from a gun prior to their arrival. After two hours of negotiations Miller came out of the house with two weapons. He pointed one of the firearms at Officer William Williamson who returned fire but did not hit Miller. Miller was they subdued by officers who used a taser, bean bag rounds, and a .40mm foam projectile.

The police department’s criminal and administrative investigations are continuing.



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Ed Tobias brings more than four decades of reporting and news management experience to his work at FairfaxNews. Tobias managed news coverage for Associated Press Radio for over twenty years.  This included coverage of the 9/11 attacks, the Iraq War, Hurricane Katrina, the death of Princess Diana, the Challenger and Columbia shuttle disasters and national election primaries, conventions and campaigns.  He was part of the team that built AP’s on-line video operation. Prior to joining AP, Tobias was News Director at all-news WTOP in Washington, D.C. He has won two Ohio State Awards for his reporting and producing and he led coverage that won an Edward R. Murrow Award.