Alexandria barricade situation enters 2nd day, suspect fired at police

Police in Alexandria, Virginia, are responding to a barricade situation that started at noon Tuesday.

Police in Alexandria, Virginia, are still responding to a barricade situation that started at noon Tuesday after shots were fired during a road rage incident.

Residents in the area of Quaker Lane and Woods Avenue are being urged to shelter in place.

The Alexandria Police Department said it began after a call for shots fired during a road rage incident. Police confirmed the incident and located the suspect at his home in the 1000 block of Woods Place.

The suspect refused to surrender and barricaded himself in the home.

During the standoff, the suspect shot several rounds at officers. No officers have returned fire.

“Alexandria Police Department will make every effort to end this peacefully,” Chief of Police Don Hayes said in a news release. “I am proud of all the officers involved including the support officers from Fairfax County and the patience all the officers involved have exhibited.”

While the incident is near Alexandria City High School, school is closed for the Thanksgiving holiday and students remain unaffected by the barricade.

Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to reach out to APD’s non-emergency line at 703-746-4444.

Here is a map of the area that’s affected:

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