Hampton barricade situation has ended; man taken into custody

Posted at 1:04 PM, Apr 30, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-30 14:24:48-04

Hampton, Va. - A barricade situation that lasted for about twelve hours Saturday has ended.

According to police, the man who was barricaded inside his house has been taken into custody.

Police have identified him as Michael Allen Ballou, 44.  He is charged with one count of Domestic Assault and Battery.

This all started around 7:30 a.m. when police were called to the 400 block of Hollywood Avenue for a report of a man who was armed and barricaded inside his house.

Hampton patrol officers trained in crisis intervention made several attempts to communicate with him, according to police.

After several unsuccessful attempts, the Hampton SWAT and Crisis Negotiation Team were sent to the scene around 10 a.m.

Around 7:45 p.m., Hampton SWAT team members went into the house and took the man into custody.  No one was injured.