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Barricade incident in Alexandria ends 'peacefully,' 52-year-old man in custody

On Tuesday, a standoff between police and a man who barricaded himself inside a home took place on Woods Place and lasted into Wednesday morning.

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — A standoff that began around lunchtime Tuesday between police and a man who barricaded himself inside a home on Woods Place "peacefully" ended on Wednesday morning, according to an Alexandria Police Department Public Information Officer.

During a news conference Wednesday afternoon, authorities said the 52-year-old Alexandria man surrendered at 11:38 a.m. Wednesday following a peaceful negotiation.

Police said a road rage incident near Duke resulted in the barricade. Charges will be forthcoming.

Investigators remained tight-lipped with details as the situation unfolded but said the incident began around 1 p.m. Tuesday.

While it remained unknown how the standoff began or why police initially got called to the scene, officers shut down nearby streets as they worked to bring the person out.

WUSA9 could hear the moments when one officer tried to convince the person inside to come out.

Just before 6 p.m., shots could be heard coming from near the home where the standoff was reported. Police said Wednesday that the man fired several shots in the direction of cops at the scene. No one was injured, police said.

The barricade situation all took place a short walk from Alexandria City High School and as many cars drove by along nearby Quaker Lane. 

Later on in the night, police vehicles blocked traffic from driving down Quaker Lane as the standoff continued.

"Looks like this might be a long operation," an Alexandria officer texted WUSA9 on Tuesday night.

By 5 a.m. Wednesday, the barricade situation had still not been resolved and roads in the area remained blocked by police.

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