Police standoff with armed woman on Fairfax County, Virginia, highway

Xavier Roger


Police in Alexandria, Virginia, were in a standoff with a woman barricaded in her car Wednesday, March 29, 2023.

Police in Virginia continued negotiations on Wednesday with an armed, barricaded woman more than 24 hours after the standoff began along a busy highway.

According to the Fairfax County Police Department, the standoff began about 11 a.m. Tuesday when the woman barricaded herself inside a car in Alexandria, a northern Virginia city just outside of Washington, D.C.

“We are still on scene of the barricade in the 7400 (block) of Richmond Hwy. A woman remains in a vehicle armed with a handgun,” the department tweeted about 9:30 a.m. Wednesday. “Richmond Hwy remains closed between Lockheed (Boulevard) and Boswell (Avenue).”

Crisis negotiators and special operations division members continue to work to peacefully resolve this barricade, the agency reported.


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