Armed Man Ends 10-Hour Standoff with D.C. Police

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Police are in a standoff with a man inside a southeast DC home. (credit: John Domen/All-News 99.1 WNEW)

Police are in a standoff with a man inside a southeast DC home. (credit: John Domen/All-News 99.1 WNEW)

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WASHINGTON (CBSDC/AP) — A long-standing barricade situation led police to close roads in southeast Washington for hours early Wednesday morning.

A man barricaded himself inside a residence in the 1300 block of East Capitol Street after police say they tried to serve a warrant on him at about 10:30 p.m. Tuesday. SWAT negotiators arrived around midnight.

Police say the man, who was armed with a registered gun, held a woman against her will in the apartment but allowed her to leave shortly after the standoff began.

The man surrendered and was taken into police custody around 8:40 a.m., bringing the near 10-hour standoff to a close.

Police identified the man as 25-year-old David Joseph Robertson. Robertson was facing a charge of assault on a police officer. A judge issued a bench warrant for his arrest after he failed to appear in court.

Reached by telephone, Robertson’s lawyer said he wasn’t aware of the situation and declined comment.

WNEW’s John Domen contributed to this report. Follow him and WNEW on Twitter.

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