Man holed up inside Mechanicsville home surrenders

Posted at 9:03 PM, Aug 21, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-22 00:01:51-04

HANOVER COUNTY, Va. – A man surrendered to authorities five hours after he refused to come out of his home in Hanover County Sunday, prompting deputies and the SWAT team to respond.

Hanover Sheriff’s Office spokesman Sgt. James Cooper said around 6:30 p.m. deputies responded to 8300 block of Orchard Lane for domestic situation.

That is where a man barricaded himself and refused to talk to law enforcement.

Officials said other people were inside the house but were able to make it out safely.

Negotiators on the scene worked to establish communication with man as officials asked residents on Orchard Lane to stay inside because they believed the man was armed.

A neighbor, who spoke to WTVR CBS 6 on the condition on anonymity, said she saw five or six police cars with their lights on deputies with their guns drawn at the house where the man was inside.

The wife of the man involved and her kids were standing in the neighbors driveway.

The neighbor, who said the wife reported the man had been drinking before he threatened people, is hoping for a peaceful ending.

"My concern is for the law enforcement out there right now," she said. "I don't want the man to hurt himself. I'm concerned for his family."

The neighbor said police have been in the area a couple times earlier this week, which she said was unusual for this area.

The man surrendered to authorities just after 11:30 p.m.

"The incident on Orchard Lane has come to a peaceful resolution," Cooper said. "The subject is in custody"

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