Roanoke County police standoff ends peacefully

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ROANOKE COUNTY (WSLS 10) - A standoff in Roanoke County ended peacefully on Wednesday afternoon, according to Roanoke County spokeswoman Amy Whittaker.

Police executed a search warrant at 9 a.m. in the 800 block of Montvue Road, after learning a convicted felon may have firearms.

Police say 35-year-old Benjamin Chastang would not leave his home after police attempted to negotiate with him.

The standoff ended at 1 p.m. and Chastang was taken to the hospital for evaluation.

Charges are pending against him and police found several weapons inside the home, according to Whittaker.