Armed man who barricaded himself surrenders to police

13News Now Audrey Esther has the story

NORFOLK, Va. (WVEC) -- Norfolk Police were on scene of a barricade situation in the 7900 block of Shore Drive.

Authorities say a man was armed with a gun at an Econo Lodge hotel. The standoff began when Chesapeake Police arrived to serve a warrant for Clifton Newsome. Both Norfolk and Chesapeake Police were on scene.

Newsome is wanted for rape, sexual assault, and aggravated assault. Shortly after the standoff began, Newsome allegedly began posting videos on Facebook from his motel room. In the videos the suspect is seen with his shirt off, waving a handgun, and telling the camera he is innocent. The man on the video also made several threats that he would shoot if anyone comes through the door.

Newsome surrendered to police after hours of negotiation. The barricade situation ended peacefully and no one was injured.

Newsome has been charged with one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. 

PHOTOS: Barricade situation at Norfolk Econo Lodge

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