25-year-old man arrested after barricade situation on Perry St. in Chesapeake

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CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WAVY) — A Portsmouth man was arrested following a barricade situation in Chesapeake Wednesday.

According to police, officers responded to the call around 10:25 a.m. in the 1400 block of Perry Street regarding a call about an assault.

When they got to the scene, they made contact with the alleged suspect, later identified as 25-year-old Portsmouth resident Zachary Tillett, however, police say he would not exit the home. The victim of the alleged assault was already outside.

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The Chesapeake Police Crisis Negotiations Team and SWAT team were later called to the incident.

Around 1:10 p.m., police Tillett exited the home and was taken into custody without incident.

During the incident, authorities say a child was also inside the home. The child was not harmed and was taken into custody by a family member after Tillett’s arrest.

Tillett is currently in the custody of the Chesapeake City Jail. He is facing several charges including, strangulation, brandishing a firearm, and child endangerment

Another man at the home, identified as 23-year-old Glen Dunshee, was also arrested on the scene for obstruction of justice and child endangerment.

Authorities say the incident is still under investigation.

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