Person taken into custody after barricade situation on Pleasant Valley Road in Virginia Beach

Virginia Beach

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — Virginia Beach Police took a person into custody Monday afternoon after a barricade situation on Pleasant Valley Road.

37-year-old Ronald A. Villegas was charged with two counts of brandishing a firearm and one count of assault on law enforcement.

In a tweet just after noon Monday, Virginia Beach police asked residents and motorists to avoid the area near the 4000 block of Pleasant Valley Road due to a barricade situation.

According to police dispatch, the call for the incident came in just before 10:30 a.m. There was a heavy police presence in the area.

Police said Special Operations SWAT assumed command of the incident just before 1 p.m.

Around 3:40 p.m., police tweeted that they had taken Villegas into custody.

Those with information should call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP or submit a tip using the P3 Tips app on their Apple or Android device or at www.p3Tips.com.

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