Police arrest wanted man after surrounding house in South Norfolk area of Chesapeake


CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WAVY) — A wanted fugitive was arrested Tuesday morning after authorities surrounded a house in the South Norfolk area of Chesapeake.

Chesapeake Police said in a news release officers responded to the 1000 block of Middle Street around 2:30 a.m. for a call about a domestic situation.

Murad Hameen Loyal

Police spokesperson Leo Kosinski said officers surrounded a house in that block thinking a suspect was inside, but they found the house was empty.

Kosinski said the suspect left the home before officers arrived on scene.

Officers then began searching for 40-year-old Murad H. Loyal, who does not live at the house. Kosinski said at least one person was assaulted.

Kosinski later said officers surrounded a second home near the Portlock United Methodist Church on Bainbridge Boulevard — which is around a half mile away from the house on Middle Street.

VIDEO: Authorities arrest Murad H. Loyal

Loyal was captured on video being taken into custody outside of the home.

Kosinski said Loyal is charged with domestic assault, strangulation and abduction.

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