RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) – A man who barricaded himself inside a Richmond home for six hours surrendered to police Wednesday evening.
An eyewitness said the man came out shortly before 6:30 p.m.
Police said the man was unharmed and taken to the hospital for evaluation.
A Richmond elementary school was placed on lockdown for about two hours after police responded to the barricade situation at a nearby home in the 1200 block of West Moore Street .
The Richmond Police Department’s SWAT team was called to the home around 12:30 after a man holed up inside his home refused to come out.
As a result, RPS officials said Carver Elementary was on lockdown for about two hours. Students were moved to one side of the school as a precaution.
However, the school was able to dismiss students on time. Some guardians were contacted to come get children.
One grandfather CBS 6 News Tracy Sears talked with said he was called to come pickup his grandson, who normally walks home.
Police said they were dealing with “a very sensitive matter” and were doing everything they can to get the man to come out and turn himself in peacefully.
Police said no one else was inside the home and that no one was in danger.
A CBS 6 crew said officers went door to door in the neighborhood to tell residents about the situation — and that they should stay indoors.
Police had blocked off several streets around the home, so some people were not able to get to their homes Wednesday afternoon.
The situation lasted around six hours.
Police said the man does not face any criminal charges