VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) – A suspect has been taken into custody following an investigation into a possible abduction in Virginia Beach.

According to a tweet from the Virginia Beach Police Department around 8:30 p.m. Thursday, officers responded to reports of someone brandishing a firearm and a possible abduction at Lynnhaven Mall.

When officers arrived, they were met by several people who said they had been threatened by a man with a gun.

Police tracked down the man they believed to be the suspect in this case. He was in a vehicle not far from the mall, with a person known to him.

Officers recovered a gun from the vehicle and charged 23-year-old Jevante Blakeney of Virginia Beach with three counts brandishing a firearm, a concealed weapon violation and possession of a handgun with an extended magazine.

An officer also obtained a protective order on behalf of the victim in the vehicle with Blakeney.

Jevante Blakeney (Photo courtesy: VBPD)

The investigation remains ongoing.

If you have any information about this case, you can submit an anonymous tip by calling 1-888-LOCK-U-UP, downloading the P3 tips app to a mobile device, or visiting and submitting a tip.

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