Newport News barricade situation sparked from employee fight, police say

Posted at 11:31 AM, Nov 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-28 14:47:38-05

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - Police in Newport News were engaged in a tactical situation near the 12000 block of Warwick Boulevard after a 53-year-old man barricaded himself in an empty warehouse on Thanksgiving day.

Traffic in both directions on Warwick Boulevard between Turlington Road and City Center Boulevard was impacted, but traffic was flowing as of 12 p.m. on Thursday.

The staging area for the tactical situation was at First Baptist Church in Warwick Boulevard.

Police said this all started as a fight between two people who work together but their jobs were not specified.

Darrell Roberts is accused of showing a gun to others in the fight then running into the warehouse, refusing to come out.

Roberts has been as arrested on an outstanding warrant. Other charges are pending, polcie said.

No one was hurt in this situation.

The investigation remains ongoing.

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