Fort Lee alert ends: Suspect in custody

Posted at 12:21 PM, Sep 28, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-28 16:16:48-04

UPDATE: Subject is in Fort Lee Law Enforcement custody.

FT. LEE -- Officials at Fort Lee near Prince George County, Virginia, have advised people living at the Army installation to stay in their homes and lock their doors following a suspicious situation.

"Fort Lee police will be adding additional law enforcement professionals on the road while they continue to search for a suspect who allegedly fled on foot from the scene of a car crash," a Fort Lee spokesperson for the shared on social medial. "Police say they are looking for a man who allegedly stole an unsecured privately-owned vehicle at the fire department, was seen recklessly driving, and eventually crashed near the A Avenue gate Monday evening and fled to the woods on post overnight."

Fort Lee officials released the following description of the man:

  • White male
  • Approximately 5'9"
  • May be shirtless
  • Large tattoo on upper left chest
  • Last seen in the woodline north of Adams Chase neighborhood near Jefferson Park Road.
  • Man is not part of the Afghan evacuee population on Fort Lee

"The suspect is not believed to be armed and has avoided contact with the public," the statement continued. "Residents are advised to stay in their homes with secured doors and report sightings to 911. Please call only if you have specific information."

This is a developing story, so anyone with more information can email to send a tip.