UPDATE 11 p.m.: A Lynchburg standoff has come to an end after police spent 11 hours trying to perform a welfare check for a woman along Cobbs Street.

According to the Lynchburg Police Department, officers responded to the 2500 block of Cobbs Street shortly after 10 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 18 for a report of a disorderly woman.

When authorities arrived at the scene, they say they learned she had a nonviolent misdemeanor warrant on file. hours, a Lynchburg standoff came to an end Thursday night. Lynchburg Police say officers attempted to check on the welfare of a woman after reports she was acting disorderly.

The department says an Emergency Custody Order was issued because the woman was uncooperative and threatened officers at the scene from inside her home, but the ECO expired before it could be served.

According to police, since the situation de-escalated over time, an additional ECO was not obtained and all personnel have cleared the scene.



UPDATE 6:30 p.m.: Members of the Lynchburg Police Department gathered outside a home along Cobbs Street have been continuously calling out for two women since WFXR News arrived on scene early Thursday afternoon.

Warrants have been issued and police say they have an arrest warrant for one of the women they believe to be barricaded in the home. 

Police say this all began around 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 18, and neighbors tell WFXR that they saw a woman running up and down the street and causing a scene earlier in the day.

“Noise, pretty much,” said Patricia Ormsby. “It was just yelling and screaming and hollering, you know, and it’s not the first time we’ve heard it.”

The 2500 block of Cobbs Street and Carter Street has been blocked off by authorities. Meanwhile, Lynchburg Police’s Crisis Negotiation Team has arrived on scene and is working to try to manage the situation.

The department has not yet been able to share more details on what exactly occurred leading up to this point, but the Crisis Negotiation Team is trying to communicate with the occupants in the home while officers are continuing to ask for them to come outside.



LYNCHBURG, Va. (WFXR) — WFXR News has a crew in Lynchburg, where a large number of police officers have gathered outside a home along Cobbs Street.

Neighbors tell WFXR News that the police presence started during the late morning hours on Thursday, Aug. 18 in the 2500 block of Cobbs Street, bringing in two tactical units.

This is a developing story.