Man charged for Tysons Corner apartment stand-off

MCLEAN, Va. (WUSA9) -- Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department fire investigators have charged a man who they say is responsible for a police stand-off at an apartment in Tysons Corner.

Michael Gordon, 62, has been charged with several felonies involving a stand-off that began at approximately 2 a.m. on April 15 at an apartment complex in the 8500 block of Greensboro Drive.

Police say they were called to the apartment for a loud music complaint. When officers spoke to a man who was accused of playing loud music, he threatened to shoot them if they came inside.

A strong hazardous materials odor was also detected by the officers on scene and residents from three floors of the apartment complex were evacuated for several hours.

Police made entry into the apartment hours later, taking Gordon into custody.

An unidentified ignitable liquid was found and is being tested by a laboratory, according to investigators.

Gordon was charged with burning of an occupied building, threat to burn or damage a building, and setting a fire capable of spreading.

Damage from several fires in the apartment is estimated at $10,000.


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