Roanoke County standoff ends with suspect in custody

Police arrived at house at 8:30 a.m.

By Jeff Williamson - Digital Content Manager

ROANOKE COUNTY, Va. - We've just learned that the standoff has ended and the suspect is in custody.

No one was hurt during the standoff that lasted about 4 hours.

At 12:30 p.m. police made contact with the man, who left the home shortly thereafter.

Police say it was the man's family who notified police to the shots fired Thursday morning.

No charges have been filed at this time, but the man is being taken for a mental health evaluation.

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ORIGINAL STORY

The SWAT team is responding to a report of shots fired in a Roanoke County home this morning.

Police, including negotiators, are at the home in the 5600 block of Brahma Road.

Authorities have not yet established contact with the person inside the home. 

Authorities arrived at the home at about 8:30 a.m. Other family members had evacuated the home before the officers got there, according to the Roanoke County Police Department.

Police have advised neighbors to evacuate or shelter in place. 

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