Man charged after Tysons Corner standoff

A 62-year-old McLean man has been charged with several felonies related to a standoff in Tysons Corner.

Fairfax County Fire investigators said Michael Gordon of the 8300 block of Greensboro Drive has been charged after he “threatened to shoot officers with a weapon and then would not allow officers” to enter the apartment he was in.

The incident began around 2 a.m. Tuesday when police were called to the apartment complex for a loud noise complaint. When police arrived, Gordon was inside an apartment. He said he had a gun and refused to come out. Officers also smelled a “strong hazardous material” so police evacuated three floors of the complex.

An unidentified liquid was found, and officials said it is being tested at a lab.

Roads around the area were shut down for several hours during the morning commute, and Gordon was later taken into custody.

There were no reported injuries in the incident. Officials said there was damage to the apartment Gordon was in from several fires. That damage is estimated at $10,000.

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Dana Hedgpeth is the Washington Post’s lead reporter in covering the Metro rail and bus systems in the D.C. region and the Washington Metropolitan Transit Authority (WMATA) that runs them.
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