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Posted at 9:34 AM ET, 07/29/2010

Man remains barricaded in Va. hotel

By Washington Post editors

An armed man who barricaded himself in a Manassas hotel room Wednesday evening remains surrounded by authorities, Manassas City police said.

The man, who police described as about 50, locked himself into a room at the Home Style Inn at 9913 Cockrell Rd. after arguing with a female companion in the parking lot. The man is wanted on a probation violation in Chesapeake, Va., said Manassas City police Sgt. Tim Neumann.

Police said there were no hostages with the man.

The hotel has been cleared of patrons and a perimeter has been set up blocking people from getting near the hotel, Neumann said. “No one is in danger,” he said.

At this point, Neumann said, the plan is to wait the suspect out. “There’s no sense of going in and risking someone getting injured.”

Crime Scene has additional details.

By Washington Post editors  | July 29, 2010; 9:34 AM ET
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, Virginia  
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Comments

I bet you can priceline a good rate at the Home Style Inn right about now.

Posted by: 123cartoon | July 29, 2010 9:41 AM | Report abuse

So, they cleared the ENTIRE hotel of patrons because of a single person that they're just going to "wait out?" Seriously?

Posted by: WildBill1 | July 29, 2010 9:56 AM | Report abuse

So, they cleared the ENTIRE hotel of patrons because of a single person that they're just going to "wait out?" Seriously?

Posted by: WildBill1 | July 29, 2010 9:56 AM

So you're telling me you would stay in a hotel, where a man (with a gun) has already shot out the windows, and has barricaded himself in a room? Be my guess, I would leave!

Posted by: Hitest | July 29, 2010 10:39 AM | Report abuse

I hope the cops were smart enough to turn off the electricity and water. No A/C and no water on a day like this will make the stand-off much shorter.

Posted by: Spruce1956 | July 29, 2010 11:13 AM | Report abuse

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