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‘Barricade’ situation at Fort Belvoir; FBI, military responding

Police car lights (Wikimedia/Matty Ring)
October 23, 2022

FBI agents and military police responded to a barricade suspect at Fort Belvoir, Virginia on Sunday.

According to a statement provided to American Military News by the FBI’s Washington Field Offic

“The FBI Washington Field Office’s National Capital Response Squad responded to a barricade situation at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, on Sunday, Oct. 23, at 8 a.m.” FBI spokesperson Kelly Conner said in an emailed statement. “The situation was resolved, and the subject was taken into custody shortly before 3 p.m. FBI WFO is providing victim assistance services, and Army CID is the lead investigative agency.”

The Army base also announced the Army Criminal Investigation Division (CID) is investigating the incident.

Neither the FBI nor the Army base provided details about the exact nature of the barricade situation.

The Army base had announced the standoff in a tweet on Sunday afternoon.

“Fort Belvoir law enforcement officials & the FBI Washington Field Office’s National Capital Response Squad responded with local law enforcement partners to a barricade situation at Fort Belvoir Sunday morning,” the base announced in a tweet shortly before 1 p.m. EST. “The situation is ongoing, & we cannot comment further at this time.”

The Army base is located in Fairfax County, Virginia, and is about 20 miles south of Washington D.C.

WUSA9 reporter Katie Kyros tweeted footage outside the Army base’s Walker Gate on Sunday morning, showing police moving on and off base. Kyros said police scanner reports indicated a man was barricaded inside his home on the base with a gun.

“Outside Walker Gate at Fort Belvoir where military police and SWAT vehicles have been coming & going, following scanner reports of a man with a gun barricaded in a home on the base,” Kyros.

Fort Belvoir said traffic into and out of the base could still pass through the Tulley, Pence and Farrar Gates.

The FBI’s Washington D.C. Field Office did not respond to specific American Military News question about whether the subject was armed or had hostages.

Fort Belvoir also did not immediately respond to an American Military News request for comment.