Woman Fired Shots Through Door During 20-Hour Alexandria Standoff: Police

Shots were fire through a door at officers. No one was hurt


After nearly 20 hours, a standoff between police and a woman in an Alexandria apartment ended Saturday morning with her arrest. The woman barricaded herself inside her home in the Potomac Yard area after firing shots at police responding to a domestic disturbance.

The incident began Friday at about 9:30 a.m., when Alexandria police were called to the 2900 block of Main Line Boulevard. Police said they heard gunfire coming from the apartment when they arrived. They said shots were fired through the door at the responding officers.

Residents of the apartment complex were told to shelter in place. Some bullets ended up inside nearby apartments. No one was hurt.

About 10 hours later, officials said the apartment door was breached, causing a loud bang, after the Special Response team was called in to help.

Another update was issued at 12:20 a.m. Saturday. The Alexandria Police Department had been relieved and the Fairfax County Police Department arrived as backup.

At 6 a.m. Saturday, police said the incident was resolved. The woman was taken into custody.

All roads closed because of the incident reopened. Residents were waiting for guidance from their leasing office about returning to the building.

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