A man suspected of shooting at another driver in an act of road rage barricaded himself in an Alexandria home for almost 24 hours and fired at officers, police say.
The man, whose name was not immediately released, “peacefully surrendered” before noon Wednesday after a standoff that began at about noon Tuesday, police spokesman Marcel Bassett said.
“He came out and surrendered on his own, and we took him into custody,” Bassett told reporters.
No one was injured by either the alleged road rage gunfire, at Duke Street and Witter Drive, or the shots fired at officers.
People were asked to avoid the 1000 block of Woods Place, where the suspect was barricaded. Residents near Quaker Lane and Woods Avenue, close to Alexandria City High School, were asked to stay in their homes. The school was closed for the holiday.
“We’re proud of everyone in APD for doing everything they could to make this come to a peaceful ending," Bassett, the police spokesman, said.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Alexandria police.
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