June 26, 2012
Police in Falls Church are in a standoff with an armed man who barricaded himself inside a home.
The standoff stretched from Monday into early Tuesday and has drawn police from Falls Church, Fairfax County and Arlington County. A SWAT team was called in as well. The standoff apparently started late Monday afternoon on Hillwood Avenue in Falls Church.
Police have turned off the gas and knocked out windows to the home. Officers also released a non-lethal gaseous substance to make the air "unpalatable" to help make the man leave.
Police say the man is alone. Officers were called to the home after a domestic disturbance.
Police have asked nearby residents to remain inside their homes.
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