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Police investigate armed robbery at church office in Southeast DC, person in custody

WUSA9 is working to confirm the specific church where officers are dispatched.

WASHINGTON — A barricade situation inside a Southeast, D.C. church has ended with a person in custody and no reported injuries, according to the Metropolitan Police Department. 

According to MPD, officers were called around 12:30 p.m. about an armed robbery at the 1100 block of Howard Road in Southeast. 

Police say a person, armed with a knife, barricaded themselves in an office in the church. Though there were reports of a fire at the church, police confirmed that is not the case. 

The barricade ended when MPD were able to safely take the armed individual into custody, without incident. 

WUSA9 is working to confirm the specific church officers are dispatched to. 

This is a developing story and will be updated when more information is available. 


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