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Armed Woman Standoffs Military Agencies For 36 Hours

Micheal Chukwuebuka, Reporting

AN armed woman, who was said to be experiencing a mental health crisis, had a deadlock confrontation with the authorities on a major Virginia road.

Stonix News reports that the woman was barricaded in her SUV on Virginia’s Richmond Highway, south of Washington, in a standoff that ended after roughly 36 hours.

According to Fairfax County Police Department, with the interventions various military agencies alongside a team of crisis negotiators, the woman was safely taken into custody.

Stonix News also learnt that the deadlock confrontation began with an alleged abduction which prompted officers to pursue the SUV.

The state’s police spokesperson, Lt. James Curry, while addressing reports at the scene on Thursday morning, said the incident began at roughly 11 a.m. on Tuesday after another law enforcement agency asked officers to perform a welfare check for a woman who was considered a critical missing person.

Curry also added that outside a hotel, police officers found a woman who claimed she had been abducted by another woman who had just fled after sighting the officers.

“So we began searching the area, and that’s when one of our officers found the vehicle, and it led to a pursuit and ended here.

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Scene of the Standoff

“At some point, during her encounter with authorities, the woman in the SUV displayed a gun,” Curry said.

After she taken into custody, police confirmed that the roughly 1-mile stretch of Richmond Highway would be reopened.

As of the time of filing this report, the identity of the woman had not been revealed

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