Newport News tactical team takes man into custody after working overnight to serve felony warrants

Newport News

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — A large police presence was in Newport News Thursday night as law enforcement worked to take a man into custody.

The scene was at a hotel the 10000 block of Jefferson Avenue, not far from Main Street. Police said they were trying to serve felony warrants on a man.

Police believed the suspect was armed, that’s why the tactical team responded. At 10 p.m., police called the tactical situation.

At 1:15 a.m., after police tried to negotiate and de-escalate the situation, they determined to try an alternative response “for the safety of the subject, community, and officers.”

Law enforcement had the area around the hotel in question under surveillance throughout the night, until 9 a.m. Then, the tactical team was deployed again to the hotel to bring him into custody.

After negotiations, police said the man was taken into custody at 11:34 a.m. Friday.

There were no injuries and the investigation remains ongoing.

It’s unclear at this time what charges warrants were for.

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