D.C. Barricade Situation Ends with Suspect Shot

By Matt Fitzpatrick
|  Wednesday, Jun 15, 2011  |  Updated 7:16 AM EDT
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Barricaded Man Shot After Officer Assault in N.W.

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A barricade situation in Northwest Washington Tuesday afternoon ended with a suspect being shot, said DC Police.

About 1:30pm today DC Police officers were called to the 1600 block of Irving Street NW to assist the Department of Mental Health with a subject.
 
While there, police say a 55-year-old male carrying a sharp weapon stabbed one of the officers in the arm.  The suspect then barricaded himself inside of a home.

Police said that after a couple hours, they believed the suspect had become incapacitated inside the home.  The Emergency Response Team was sent inside the home to attempt to take the suspect into custody, at which point the suspect attacked the officers.

The officers then fired their weapons and the suspect was shot and transported to Howard University Hospital where he later died, according to police.
 
The officer stabbed was treated and released.  The incident is under investigation by the internal affairs department.
 
 

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