The suspect, Joshua M. Simpson, 34, ran into this home, which he rents at 69 Alexandria Pike, after deputies tried to take him into custody for a mental evaluation around 2 p.m. Monday. Here state police crime scene investigators gather evidence late Tuesday morning.
Alexandria Pike — from Winchester to Haiti streets — remains closed as police gather evidence late Tuesday morning.
A Fauquier sheriff’s dog and his handler await orders behind the armored vehicle just before dawn.
State police and a sheriff’s deputy maintain a roadblock outside the library at Alexandria Pike and Winchester Street as the sun rises Tuesday.
Josh, we’re gonna come help you, but you’ve got to get that gun away from your body . . . . If not, we’re gonna deploy the dog on you
— Police negotiator on loudspeaker Tuesday morning
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