FBI: Person in custody after 'barricade situation' at northern Virginia base

Fort Belvoir
Posted at 2:07 PM, Oct 23, 2022
and last updated 2022-10-23 23:40:46-04

FORT BELVOIR, Va. — A person was taken into custody following what authorities described as a “barricade situation” at a U.S. Army base outside the nation's capital, the FBI said in a statement Sunday.

A squad from the agency's Washington field office responded to Fort Belvoir in northern Virginia at about 8 a.m., according to a statement from the FBI. The situation was resolved and the unidentified person was taken into custody at about 3 p.m.

The Army's criminal investigation division is the lead agency, while the FBI has provided victim assistance services, the agency said. The FBI provided no further details.

WUSA reported that the situation is inside a home.

Fort Belvoir sits on about 8,800 acres of land along the Potomac River in Fairfax County and is located about 20 miles south of Washington.

The base is home to several Army command headquarters, elements of the Army Reserve and Army National Guard and nine Department of Defense agencies, according to a Department of Defense website that serves the military community. The installation has 2,154 family housing quarters and seven child youth service facilities, according to Fort Belvoir's 2022 strategic plan.



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