Civilian dependent taken into custody after Fort Belvoir barricade incident
The Army Criminal Investigation Division (CID) at Quantico, Virginia released an update today on the barricade situation at Fort Belvoir that resulted in the arrest of an individual on Oct. 23.
According to Army CID, Fort Belvoir Military Police were notified Saturday, Oct. 22 at 10:45 p.m. of a domestic disturbance in the George Washington Village neighborhood at the garrison, which is located just inside Walker Gate. A nearly 13-hour standoff with law enforcement ensued, with numerous regional partners providing support. Those partners included FBI Washington Field Office's National Capital Response Squad, the Fairfax County Police Department (FCPD), and the Fort Belvoir Department of Emergency Services, according to CID. Fort Belvoir also credited the Virginia State Police, Prince William County Fire and Rescue, Fairfax County Fire and Rescue, Lorton Emergency Services and Fairfax County Explosive Ordinance Division with providing assistance.
A spokesman from FCPD confirmed that Fort Belvoir made a mutual aid request to Fairfax County for assistance at approximately 12:34 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 23. FCPD provided SWAT, explosive ordinance disposal, crisis negotiations, technical and drone support from its Special Operation Division. Assets from the FBI replaced FCPD officers at around 9:14 a.m., said the spokesperson.
By Sunday afternoon, the situation was resolved peacefully, and special agents from Army CID took into custody a civilian dependent of a military member. CID will continue to investigate the incident, and any charges will be brought by the U.S. Attorney's Office. The FBI Washington Field Office and Fort Belvoir Army Community services are providing victim assistance services to those who were affected, according to a Fort Belvoir spokesperson.