Fugitive barricaded in Newport News home taken into custody by police

Posted at 9:46 PM, Nov 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-05 08:18:16-04

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - Police responded to a tactical situation Friday night.

Police say 19-year old Mostapha Atwa  was seen in the 700 block of 74th Street around 7 p.m.

Atwa was wanted for the robbery of a CNU student that occurred in October.

Accoring to police, he locked himself inside a home in the area and police spent nearly five hours getting him out.

Atwa was taken into custody by the Newport News Tactical Team at 12:15 a.m. No one was injured.