Man in custody after threatening police with knife near Lynchburg Airport

Lynchburg & Central Virginia News

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WFXR) — A man is in custody following a standoff with police near the Lynchburg Airport Thursday night.

According to the Lynchburg Police Department, the original call came in just after 9 p.m. on Thursday, July 29. Even though police locked down all entrances to the Lynchburg Airport as a precaution, no flights were affected.

Authorities say the man was taken into custody under an emergency custody order after he threatened officers with a knife during a standoff.

Police confirmed the scene has been cleared, and the person involved has been transported to the hospital.

Virginia State Police and the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office reportedly assisted in apprehending the man.

No other details are available at this time.

This is a developing story.

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