A man, later identified as Robert D. Gingell, allegedly threatened police officers. A barricade was then set up.
Several streets in the area were blocked off for hours. Eventually, the barricade ended, and Gingell was arrested and charged with threats to do bodily harm, officials said.
Taxes coming for Airbnb hosts
People who rent out their Alexandria homes or spare rooms on Airbnb will have to start charging hotel occupancy taxes on April 1, after the city and the home-sharing company reached the first agreement in Virginia to collect taxes.
The agreement, one of more than 300 around the world, including in the District and Montgomery County, Md., requires the home-sharing company to collect and remit an 8.5 percent hotel occupancy tax and $1 per night on all bookings in the city. It’s the first agreement between a local government and Airbnb in Virginia.
Alexandria officials estimate the local portion of the taxes could bring in about $100,000 in the coming year. In the District, where home-sharing companies have been accused of accelerating gentrification, Airbnb said it has sent the city nearly $28 million since February 2015.
Jet lands safely in emergency stop
An Air Canada jet made an emergency landing at Dulles International Airport on Sunday evening after smoke was reported in the cockpit, authorities said.
The airplane landed safely, and everyone on board exited using the emergency chutes, an airport spokesman said. No injuries were reported.
No fire was found on the plane. Initial reports indicated that the smoke may have been caused by a faulty circuit in the cockpit, said Andrew Trull, a spokesman for the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, which operates Dulles.
He identified the plane as an Embraer 175 that was flying from Toronto to Reagan National Airport. The crew chose to alter the plane’s course to land at Dulles instead, Trull said.
The plane normally can carry as many as 76 passengers and four crew members.