Lynchburg standoff comes to an end after more than 18 hours

Man charged in connection with the incident

The Lynchburg Police Department says a man and woman are barricaded inside of an apartment at James Crossing. (10 News)

LYNCHBURG, Va.UPDATE

A standoff in Lynchburg is now over after more than 18 hours of negotiations, according to Lynchburg Police.

At about 2:11 a.m. Thursday, the department received an ‘unknown trouble’ call, where officers could hear a man and woman arguing before the call disconnected, according to authorities.

When officers arrived at the scene in the 800 block of Greenfield Drive, they could hear people stacking boxes up against the door, creating a blockade.

After more than 18 hours of negotiations, John Jones, 52, of Lynchburg was arrested and charged with domestic assault and battery and misdemeanor capias. He was taken to the Blue Ridge Regional Jail in Lynchburg.

Authorities said this is an ongoing investigation.


ORIGINAL STORY

The Lynchburg Police Department says a man and woman are barricaded inside of an apartment at James Crossing.

At about 2:11 a.m. Thursday, the department received an ‘unknown trouble’ call, where officers could hear a man and woman arguing before the call disconnected, according to authorities.

When officers arrived at the scene in the 800 block of Greenfield Drive, they could hear people stacking boxes up against the door, creating a blockade.

Lynchburg Police say they’ve been talking with the man and woman and trying to get them to come out for nearly nine hours but to no avail.

We’re told authorities need the two individuals to exit the apartment to ensure that everyone inside is safe.

At this time, the crisis negotiation team and several unmarked police cars are set up at the Central Baptist Church parking lot.

Drivers are urged to avoid the area.

Stay with 10 News as this breaking news story develops


About the Authors:

Jazmine Otey joined the 10 News team in February 2021.

Kortney joined the 10 News team as a Lynchburg Bureau Reporter in May 2021.