UPDATE, Oct. 24, 2:09 p.m. — The U.S. Army said the person at the center of the standoff that took place on Fort Belvoir Oct. 22 into Oct. 23 is a civilian dependent of a military member.

A public affairs officer said Fort Belvoir Military Police were told about a domestic issue in George Washington Village around 10:45 p.m. on Saturday. It would be late Sunday morning before Special Agents from the Department of the Army Criminal Investigation Division on Fort Belvoir took the person involved in the standoff into custody.

Because the incident took place within federal jurisdiction, any charges will be brought by the United States Attorney’s Office.


FORT BELVOIR, Va. (DC News Now) — One person was taken into custody after a “barricade situation” on Fort Belvoir, a U.S. Army base, the FBI confirmed on Sunday.

Police first responded around 8 a.m, according to the statement from the FBI. The situation was resolved and the person, whose identity was not confirmed, was taken into custody around 3 p.m.

The Associated Press reported that the FBI provided no further details, although it said there was at least one report the situation took place inside a home.


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FAIRFAX COUNTY, Va. (DC News Now) — Police responded to the Army installation in Fort Belvoir for what officials said was an ongoing barricade situation on Sunday.

Fort Belvoir officials tweeted that the Fort Belvoir law enforcement was joined by the FBI Washington Field Office’s National Capital Response Squad for the situation that started Sunday morning.

The situation was still ongoing as of 4:00 p.m. Officials did not have any further details. Drivers are asked to avoid the area.