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Armed Man To Face Assault Charges After Police Standoff

6:02 PM, Oct 1, 2012   |    comments
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ALEXANDRIA, Md. - Police say a man is in custody after a standoff with police at the Belle Haven Marina in Alexandria.

Police were called to the scene Friday evening for a report of shots fired. When police arrived, a man armed with a gun jumped into a dingy and made his way out to a sailboat anchored in the Potomac River. Police evacuated the marina and spent several hours trying to make contact with the man.

The man was later taken into custody without incident. A spokesman for the U.S. Park Police identified the man Saturday as 44-year-old John Watson of Virginia. Police say Watson will be arraigned Monday on assault charges.

There were no reports of injury. Police have not said what led to the shooting.

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