Police: Driver surrenders, ends standoff outside convenience store

Standoff ends at Portsmouth convenience store

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WVEC) -- Police said a standoff outside a convenience store ended shortly before 12 a.m. Sunday when 28-year-old Abdullah A. Richardson, who is wanted for driving with a suspended license, surrendered to officers.

Detective Misty Holley with the Portsmouth Police Department said police tried to stop Richardson around 7:45 p.m. Sunday. Holley told 13News Now he did not stop and a slow-speed pursuit started in the 1100 block of Effingham St.

Officers said Richardson pulled out a gun during the chase which ended at Wawa in the 1200 block of Frederick Blvd. after police used spike strips to stop the car.

Officers said as they approached the car, Richardson motioned towards himself with the gun. They backed off and called for hostage negotiators.

Richardson gave up roughly four hours after the attempted traffic stop. Police said the following charges are pending against him: Felony Eluding, Driving While Suspended, Brandishing a Firearm, and Possession of a Firearm by a Felon.

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