Barricaded fugitive taken into custody by Newport News police

Tactical situation ends, 19-year-old arrested

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WVEC) -- An attempt to arrest a wanted fugitive turned into a barricade situation, Friday evening.   

At approximately 7:09 p.m. officers spotted a fugitive in the 700 block of 74th St. 

That fugitive has been identified as 19-year-old Mostapha Atwa. 

Atwa was wanted on charges of robbery in Newport News. That robbery occurred in the middle of October, off Shoe Ln. near CNU.

Atwa barricaded himself, and officers attempted to call him out. After several attempts, the incident was declared a Tactical Situation. 

After several hours, Atwa was taken into custody by the Newport News Tactical Team at 12:15 a.m. Saturday.


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