Standoff between authorities and man barricaded in Troutville apartment comes to an end

There's no danger to the public, according to state police


The standoff between state police and a man who barricaded himself inside of a Troutville apartment is now over. 

State police say they were able to get the man, 39-year-old Chad Montgomery of Covington, out of the apartment using tear gas.  

Montgomery is in custody. 

We spoke with the mayor of Troutville who lives near the home. He says the scene Wednesday night was unbelievable. 

"I would never expect it but this day and time you never know what's going to happen. It was noisy, you could hear the gunshots really well. I don't think I've ever seen so many officers in one spot," said David Horton. 

4:45 P.M. UPDATE 

Both Virginia State Police and the Botetourt County Sheriff's Office are continuing to attempt to negotiate a peaceful surrender. 

According to state police, the man remains inside the apartment. 

3:56 P.M. UPDATE 

Police attempted to use less-than-lethal force to get the man out of the apartment. 

The suspect responded with gunfire. 

Police are currently attempting to identify the man inside. 


Authorities are working to end a standoff with a man that began when a state trooper attempted to pull over a car on I-81, according to Virginia State Police.

State police attempted to stop a vehicle going south on I-81 at mile marker 155.  

When the trooper activated his lights, the vehicle continued driving, rather than pulling over, according to state police.  

During the pursuit, police say the driver crossed the median at mile marker 152 to the north side of the interstate and continued to drive, but crashed shortly after entering the northbound side of the interstate, at which time he ran away toward Troutville.  

Botetourt County and state police units located the man on Sunset Drive in Troutville, where he has barricaded himself in an apartment.  

At this time, state police negotiators are attempting to convince him to leave the apartment.

Police say there is no danger to the public at this time, as the man is contained and the home was empty when the man went inside. 

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