UPDATE: The suspect, 25-year-old Clarence Brown, was taken into custody without incident, according to police spokesperson Tonya Borman.

An employee locked the suspect in the business and called 9-1-1, Borman said.

Nobody was hurt during the ordeal.

Brown is charged with attempted robbery, abduction and two counts of use of a firearm. He is being held in the Virginia Beach Correctional Center without bond.


VIRGINIA BEACH -- Traffic has been shut down in the 1000 block of Lynnhaven Parkway.

An armed suspect is currently holed up in one of the businesses there, according to Virginia Beach police.Witnesses say the male suspect walked into ACE Cash Express around 8:30 a.m. It is unclear if anyone else is inside the business.

Westbound traffic has been rerouted to Fern Ridge Road. Eastbound traffic is being redirected to Magic Hollow Boulevard.

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