Virginia Police Successfully End 36-Hour Standoff with Woman

Virginia Police Successfully End 36-Hour Standoff with Woman

Early Thursday morning, police in Virginia said that they had taken into custody a woman who had locked herself up along a busy highway for more than 30 hours.

The woman locked herself in a car in Alexandria, Virginia, at about 11 a.m. Tuesday, according to the Fairfax County Police Department. Alexandria is in northern Virginia, not far from Washington, D.C.

The armed woman and the Fairfax County Police Department were in a standoff for about 36 hours before the department tweeted that she had been “safely taken into custody.”

The agency said on Wednesday that crisis negotiators and people from the special operations division were working to find a peaceful way to end the blockade.

After a part of the highway was closed because of the standoff, police said that the highway “will be open soon.” Drivers were told to stay away from the area.

Lt. James Curry, a police spokesman, told ABC7 that a team of negotiators was talking to the woman, who locked herself in after a short police chase Tuesday morning.

It wasn’t clear right away why the police were after the woman.

Curry told the outlet, “The goal is for her to come out peacefully and end this.”

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