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Suspect arrested in East End assault and barricade

James M. Tyler

James M. Tyler

RICHMOND, Va. — The Richmond Police Department has arrested one suspect in an assault and barricade that occurred earlier this week.

Around noon on Tuesday, Jan. 10, police were called to the 2200 block of North 29th Street when the victim reported he was stabbed by a known individual during an altercation.

The victim followed the offender to the intersection of North 23rd and V Streets where he flagged two officers who were in the area.

When one of the officers observed the suspect enter a nearby dwelling, they then secured the entry and rear of the building. The suspect refused to exit the building and S.W.A.T. was deployed.

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After a two-and-a-half hour standoff, the suspect, identified as James M. Tyler Jr., 54, of the 1400 block of Bowen Street, exited the dwelling without incident. He is facing several assault charges.

Detectives ask anyone with any information about this man’s identity to call Major Crimes Detective James Higgins at (804) 646-7570 or contact Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000, online at www.7801000.com or by texting Crime Stoppers at 274637, using the keyword “ITip” followed by your tip.

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