NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - The Newport News Police Department responded to a tactical situation after a man fired shots inside an apartment in the 5400 block of Arlington Avenue Thursday afternoon.
Around 4:44 p.m., dispatchers received a call about gunshots heard in the area. When officers arrived on scene, they found out a man fired two shots into a wall inside an apartment.
Police say the neighbors who live next door were not hurt and were able to safely get out of their apartment.
Officers tried to meet with the man who fired the shots, but they say he would not leave the apartment.
After several tries, they called a tactical situation at 6:16 p.m.
Here at the scene of a tactical situation on Arlington Ave in Newport News. @NewportNewsPD Tactical Unit Bearcat vehicle gave numerous announcements saying they have a search warrant & for anyone inside the residence to come out with their hands up@WTKR3 https://t.co/4pIzTEW25L pic.twitter.com/0z9uNE9I37— Justin Fleenor 🔁 (@JustinFleenor) February 19, 2021
Earlier tonight, the @NNFire Bomb Squad sent in a bomb disposal robot to assist @NewportNewsPD. Video of the robot is below. Multiple smoke canisters deployed as well. (Unknown if CS gas). This tweet was delayed due to tactical movements.@WTKR3 https://t.co/4pIzTEW25L pic.twitter.com/jelnqNvO6q— Justin Fleenor 🔁 (@JustinFleenor) February 19, 2021
Just before 11 p.m., police say they found the man inside the apartment from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.