UPDATE: Man barricaded in Holiday Inn Tanglewood in custody

Roanoke Valley News

UPDATE 2 p.m.: Roanoke County Police have provided additional information on the man who barricaded himself in a room at the Holiday Inn Tanglewood Sunday morning.

Police say the man was reported missing eight days ago by family members who obtained an emergency custody order this morning when they discovered he was at the hotel.

When officers with the Roanoke County Police Department attempted to serve the order around 8 a.m. on Sunday, April 4, they say he began to barricade the door.

Police immediately established communication with the individual until it stopped shortly before noon.

After attempts to reestablish communication, SWAT team members deployed pepper gas into the room, according to the department.

The man immediately surrendered to police peacefully.

No other people were in the room at the time and no firearms were located.

Roanoke County Police have said that the man is in his early 50s. Initial reports were saying the man was a Botetourt County resident, but police have confirmed that he is from Roanoke County.

This matter is still under investigation.

UPDATE 12:50 p.m.: Roanoke County Police have confirmed to WFXR News that the man who barricaded himself in a room at the Holiday Inn Tanglewood is in custody.

According to Roanoke County Assistant Police Chief Chuck Mason, police responded after a family of a missing man in Botetourt County alerted police that this man was at the hotel.

Police were working to execute an emergency custody order when the man barricaded himself in a room at the hotel.

Police negotiated with the man since around 8 a.m. on Sunday, April 4 with off-and-on-again communication.

The section of the hotel that the man was barricaded in was evacuated as a precaution as they were not sure whether or not the man was armed.

SWAT team members were also on the scene.

ROANOKE COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — WFXR News has confirmed that police are on the scene of a person who has barricaded themself in a room at the Holiday Inn Tanglewood.

WFXR News has a crew heading to the scene and will update more information when we have it.

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