Fugitive captured after 12-hour standoff near Old Dominion
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.