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Herndon Man Involved in Youngs Point Place Standoff In Custody

As of 2:43 a.m. Tuesday, Fairfax County police have taken the reportedly armed man threatening to harm himself into custody.

The Herndon man involved in a more than eight-hour standoff with Fairfax County police was taken into custody in the early hours of Tuesday morning, according to county dispatchers. 

The man, who lives in a home on Youngs Point Place in the Hiddenbrook neighborhood, was threatening to harm himself, and police believed he was armed. The incident began around 6 p.m. Monday. 

Police and SWAT teams as well as fire and rescue units were on scene throughout the incident.

Around midnight, FCPD spokeswoman Lucy Caldwell said the situation had been contained to the home and police believed the man was alone inside.

Some neighbors took to Twitter and Facebook to try to find out what was happening, while others expressed concern that they were unable to get back into their neighborhood during the incident. 

Twitter user JRayVA, who said he was a resident of the cul de sac, said he thought he heard gunshots late Monday evening — about four or five rounds — but it had gotten quiet as the hours wore on into Tuesday.

Those gunshots could not be confirmed by police at press time.

Patch will update this story as more information becomes available.

See also:

• Police Standoff Continues on Youngs Point Place in Herndon 

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Hiddenbrook Neighbor February 26, 2013 at 02:59 PM
We live right around the corner from the cup de sac and we counted between 14 and 18 shots right around 2am. By 2:40 everyone was gone.
Youngs point home owner February 26, 2013 at 03:47 PM
We are also a resident directly across the street from incident. After the 18 shots we called non emergency line that told us they were tear gas shots. Right now top windows are gone and bottom windows have what looks like gas smear on them

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