Wanted man found dead after hours-long barricade situation in Hampton

Posted at 7:23 AM, Mar 17, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-17 19:53:19-04

HAMPTON, Va. - Hampton Police said a barricade situation ended when police made entrance into a Long Bridge Road residence and found a wanted man dead.

At approximately 2:18 a.m., officers responded to the first block of Long Bridge Road in reference to a wanted subject who was believed to be inside of a residence. The call was upgraded when information was received that the suspect was barricaded and armed with a weapon.

Around 11 a.m., the scene appeared to be escalating as a phone was dropped by the front door and a negotiator could be heard saying "We don't want you to hurt yourself." and "There is a way out of this."

The Hampton SWAT Team as well as the Crisis Negotiation Team responded to the scene and attempted to safely take the suspect into custody. Hampton SWAT members later made entry into the residence at which time they located the suspect.

A representative of Hampton Public Schools told News 3 that the schools nearby, not Patrick Elementary school and Barron Middle school, were not placed on lock down. According to the same representative, Hampton Police advised the schools not be on lock down due to the barricaded situation being isolated to the Hampton neighborhood where Long Bridge Road is located

Hampton Police are on scene for a developing tactical situation in the first block of Long Bridge Rd. A wanted male subject has barricaded himself in a home. Expect delays and high officer presence in the area. No further details at this time.