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Suspect arrested after standoff in Lakeside neighborhood

Posted at 9:54 AM, Dec 12, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-13 02:21:22-05

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. -- Police have arrested a 34-year-old man after a standoff that lasted for more than eight hours in Henrico's Lakeside neighborhood early Saturday morning.

Henrico Police Lt. Salvatore Mulé told CBS 6 that officers arrested Manuel Rodriguez a little before 10:30 a.m. He was charged him with domestic assault and malicious wounding.

Mulé said Rodriguez sustained minor injuries during the arrest and was taken to an area hospital for treatment.

Police initially responded to a report of a domestic assault at a residence on the 5500 block of Cedar Croft Street at 1 a.m. That call prompted members of the SWAT team and Henrico police to surround the Lakeside home early Saturday morning.

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SWAT team in Lakeside neighborhood

For hours police worked to take Rodriguez into custody.

Neighbors reported that officers blocked off the street and used a loudspeaker to call for someone to "come out with your hands up."

“Nobody knows exactly what going on,” one neighbor said. “All we can see is just that they have everything blocked off and that they've got the little bomb robot driving that it around.”

Officers said a child and the child's mother were in the house when the assault happened. At one point, Rodriguez brought the child outside, but then went back into the home with the child's mother.

Officers were able to interview the victim, who was described as “domestically-related" to Rodriquez. She was treated on the scene for a minor injury.

Officials later said the pair were not being held against their will.

People at the home of where the incident took place said they were thankful everyone was ok, but would not elaborate on what happened.