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Woman’s barricade ends; Richmond Highway reopened in Va.

The woman has been in a car with a gun since Tuesday, causing a partial closure of the major thoroughfare

Fairfax County police said part of Richmond Highway in Fairfax County was closed Wednesday morning because a woman with a handgun barricaded herself in a car. (Fairfax County Police)
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Police reopened part of Richmond Highway in Northern Virginia, where a woman armed with a handgun had barricaded herself in a car since Tuesday.

Fairfax County police said early Thursday on Twitter that the situation ended in a peaceful manner and that the woman was taken into custody. They did not immediately release her name. The police department’s crisis negotiations team talked to her in an effort to resolve the situation. The highway was closed between Lockheed Boulevard and Boswell Avenue.

The incident began about noon Tuesday.