Suspect, officer hospitalized following assault, barricade situation in Virginia Beach

Posted at 3:45 PM, Sep 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-17 12:24:00-04

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. -​ A barricade situation in the 700 block of Regency Drive sent both a suspect and a police officer to the hospital on September 15.

According to the Virginia Beach Police Department, at 12:25 p.m. Wednesday, dispatch received a report of an assault at the Kangaroo gas station located at 1912 Laskin Road.

Officers responded and located the victim of the assault, who sustained a non-life-threatening injury, and established that a robbery had occurred. The suspect was quickly tracked to a residence in the 700 block of Regency Drive.

Officers attempted to make contact with the suspect, but he refused all communication.

After an extended period of time trying to make contact with the suspect, a chemical agent was deployed to compel the suspect to exit the residence. Police ultimately breached the door to gain access, at which time the suspect threw a mallet type weapon, striking an officer.

A police K9 was then utilized to assist in making the arrest.

Both the injured officer and the suspect were transported to a local hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

On September 17, police stated that 38-year-old Tyquan Lamar Perry of Virginia Beach had been arrested and charged with robbery, use of a caustic agent to cause injury and simple assault on law enforcement.

This is still an active investigation and charges are pending.

No further details have been released.

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