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Chesapeake SWAT team members resolve barricade situation

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Posted at 10:58 AM, May 19, 2021

CHESAPEAKE, Va. - Chesapeake Police were working a barricade situation on Sparrow Road Wednesday morning.

According to officials, a domestic dispute turned into a barricade situation in the 200 block Sparrow Road. The call came in at 8:15 a.m.

Police say a man was armed and has barricaded himself inside the home. Officials say Chesapeake Police SWAT team members and negotiators were on the scene attempting a peaceful resolution.

Around 1:15 p.m., Chesapeake Police took 32-year-old James D. Hanks into custody. He will be criminally charged with two counts of Brandishing a Firearm, police said.

There were no injuries. Police initially said there was no property damage but later said there was slight damage to the front door just before Hanks surrendered.

The roadway is now open to normal traffic.