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Gunman arrested after barricading himself at his Williamsburg home

The York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office (YPSO) was at the scene at the 100 block of Wellington Drive where a gunman barricaded himself inside the house on December 5, 2021. (Courtesy of YPSO)
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WILLIAMSBURG – A gunman who barricaded himself at a Williamsburg home on Sunday, December 5 has been taken into custody by the York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office (YPSO).

(Courtesy of YPSO)

At approximately 1:41 p.m., YPSO was dispatched to Block 100 Wellington Drive for a welfare check. Upon their arrival, the deputies discovered that an armed man had barricaded himself inside the residence.

Throughout the afternoon, YPSO advised neighbors to take shelter in place while evacuating neighboring residences while making numerous attempts to contact the man inside the house. House.

YPSO received assistance from the James City County Police Department and Newport News, as well as the York County Fire and Life Safety Department. In addition, the departments used the facilities and parking lots of Unity Church and Terrace Grocery.

At around 11:55 p.m. Sunday, the man left the residence and was taken into custody by YPSO.

Sheriff YPSO JD “Danny” Diggs would like to thank the York County Emergency Dispatchers, all other departments who assisted, as well as Unity Church and Terrace Grocery who assisted during the long incident.

No other information regarding the man’s identity or mobile has been released yet.

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