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Fugitive captured after 12-hour standoff near Old Dominion

December 5, 2017

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A 12-hour standoff near the campus of Old Dominion University in Virginia ended with a fugitive taken into custody.

News outlets report Deputy U.S. Marshal Chris Leuer says the man wanted on an outstanding federal arrest warrant had been hiding in the attic of a house under insulation, and was taken into custody shortly after 2 a.m. Tuesday.

Norfolk police spokesman Daniel Hudson said officers were notified of the attempt to apprehend a fugitive at 1:35 p.m. Monday. Campus police and members of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives also assisted.

ODU spokesman John Cawley said an alert sent at 2:30 p.m. instructed students and faculty to stay out of the area, a block away from the university’s convocation center.

Further details haven’t been released.

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