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Posted at 10:59 PM ET, 09/15/2010

Barricade situation ends in Fairfax County

By Erica Johnston

A barricade situation in the Falls Church area of Fairfax County ended peacefully Wednesday night after a nearly 10-hour standoff with county police, officials said.

Police negotiators used a robot with a speaker and microphone to speak with 23-year-old Kenneth Baren, who had been barricaded inside a home in the 3300 block of Hickory Court since about 10:20 a.m., said Officer Bud Walker a police spokesman.

Officers had been called to the scene for the report of a domestic assault in which a man suffered non-life threatening injuries, but was not held hostage, Walker said. It was not clear whether Baren had a weapon, he said.

Baren was being held in the county detention center Wednesday night on a charge of domestic assault, Walker said.

-- Clarence Williams

By Erica Johnston  | September 15, 2010; 10:59 PM ET
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, Virginia  
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Comments

Odd they would report on this, but there was no word about the barricade situation that happened in my apartment complex a couple weeks ago. I guess it's a matter of who you know.

Posted by: akchild | September 16, 2010 6:55 AM | Report abuse

@akchild, are you speaking of the Alexandria barricade situation that purportedly lasted twelve hours? I think that would have certainly merited a blip in WaPo. I was annoyed to find that some local Alexandria paper was the only one providing some kind of explanation, especially since seeing the SWAT swarming in the garage over my morning coffee was more than slightly alarming.

Posted by: MasonPatriot1 | September 16, 2010 11:38 AM | Report abuse

@akchild, are you speaking of the Alexandria barricade situation that purportedly lasted twelve hours? I think that would have certainly merited a blip in WaPo. I was annoyed to find that some local Alexandria paper was the only one providing some kind of explanation, especially since seeing the SWAT swarming in the garage over my morning coffee was more than slightly alarming.

Posted by: MasonPatriot1 | September 16, 2010 11:38 AM | Report abuse

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