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Suspect in custody after tactical situation on Bypass Road in Williamsburg

Local authorities said a suspect has been taken into custody.

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. — York-Poquoson sheriff's deputies took a suspect into custody after a tactical situation on Thursday.

Police posted on Facebook that the police presence is in the 100 block of Bypass Road.

Captain Lyons for York-Poquoson Sheriff's Office said Evan Anthony Cole was taken in custody around 5 p.m.

On Thursday, maintenance workers heard noises coming from a room, at the Travel Lodge on By-Pass Road, that they believed to be vacant. When they went into the room, Cole pointed a handgun at them and ordered them to the ground. 

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Evan Anthony Cole, 29, is wanted in a sex trafficking case. He is accused of abducting two victims and forcing them into prostitution among other things.

Cole then exited the room and barricaded himself in another room.

The York-Poquoson Sheriff's Office Crisis Negotiation Team began communicating with Cole and a short time later Cole surrendered to deputies without incident. 

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Local authorities are working a tactical situation in Williamsburg.

Cole has multiple charges pending in the City of Williamsburg. 

In York County, charges are being sought for 2 counts of Abduction, 2 Counts of Use of a Firearm in the Commission of a Felony, 1 count of Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, 2 counts of Brandishing a Firearm.

We're working to learn more details from police. This is a developing story.