Barricade suspect found dead in Chesapeake hotel

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CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WAVY) — Police are investigating after a suspect in a barricade situation was found dead in Chesapeake.

Officers and firefighters responded to a hotel on Crossways Boulevard — in the Greenbrier section of the city — around 8 p.m. Tuesday, where a man had locked himself in a room with the water running and the fire alarm activated.

Police say firefighters went into the room, because of the alarm, and found this person in the bathroom waving a butcher knife and speaking incoherently. Officers tried to make contact with the suspect.

After several hours of attempts, police say SWAT officers went in around midnight and found the suspect dead. No one else was inside the room.

The cause of death is under investigation.

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