Chesterfield police have identified the suspect as 48-year-old Joseph Payne.
Sources tell CBS 6 that the man was formerly a Henrico Police officer, serving for 16 years. More recently he was a Hopewell Fire fighter, serving for four years, police say.
Around noon Chesterfield Police made contact with Payne, who had barricaded himself inside a residence in the 12000 block of Taplow Road, in the St. Regent’s Lake subdivision of Chesterfield County
Chesterfield Police Lt. Rich McCullough said police were called to the house last night around 9 p.m., to respond to a domestic situation. Additional police resources were brought in around 6 a.m. Friday morning.
McCullough told CBS 6 earlier that police confirmed the man has a firearm and are concerned he may attempt to harm himself. Sources told CBS 6 that there was a ring of gasoline poured around the home.
Police had asked people in the neighborhood to remain inside their residences. They were told during the situation that were they to leave the neighborhood, they would not be allowed back into the neighborhood until the situation is resolved.
St. Regent’s Lake is between Genito and Hull Street Roads in the western part of Chesterfield County.
Payne has been charged with Domestic Assault, threats to Bomb or damage a building in possession of Explosive materials. And he could face more charges.
He’s being held without bond at the Chesterfield County jail pending his court hearing at the Chesterfield County General District Court on Monday, April 15th.
CBS 6 will have a full report starting at 5 p.m. and evening newscasts.