Man arrested after barricade situation in Virginia Beach threatened to burn home, police say

Virginia Beach

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — A 78-year-old man is in custody after a violent domestic violence incident and barricade situation on North Queensgrove Circle in Virginia Beach on Thursday, police say.

Virginia Beach police say they were called to the 3700 block of North Queensgrove Circle for a report of a violent domestic situation, and heard gunshots coming from inside the house when they arrived.

SWAT surrounded the house, and shortly after a woman left the home uninjured. Negotiations lasted until 12:15 p.m., when the suspect, 78-year-old Walter Edwin Disney, surrendered to police without incident.

He’s been charged with threatening to burn, discharging a firearm in a dwelling, reckless handling of a firearm and domestic assault.

Upon further review of body camera footage, Virginia Beach police said he was also charged with attempted malicious assault on a law enforcement officer.

Walter Disney

He’s being held without bond and police say they’re not seeking anyone else in connection to the incident.

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