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Armed barricade situation in Williamsburg resolved peacefully hours later

The scene was located in a home on Wellington Drive.

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. — The York-Poquoson Sheriff's Office released a statement that there was an active barricade situation in Williamsburg in a home on Wellington Drive. 

Shortly after 5 p.m., the Sheriff's Office released this update:

Earlier today, December 5, 2021, at approximately 1:41 pm we were dispatched to a call for a welfare check in the 100 block of Wellington Road. The male located in the home has barricaded himself and is armed. We have asked all neighbors to stay inside their homes and we continue to ask people to not leave your homes. We are working diligently to resolve this matter as safely as possible for all involved. 

For over 10 hours, police attempted to contact the man. At 11:55 p.m., he left the home and went into custody. 

The James City County Police Department and the Newport News Police Department also assisted in this situation.