CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. -- A barricade situation ended inside a Chesterfield home with the arrest of a 73-year-old man. Police were called to the 1900 block of Mountain Pine Boulevard Wednesday evening around 7:15 to investigate reports of a domestic situation where a weapon might be involved.
"Officers established a perimeter and attempted to make contact with the suspect, but were unsuccessful. The department’s Police Emergency Response Team responded to the scene," a Chesterfield Police spokesperson said. "At about 3:40 a.m., the SWAT team made entry into the residence and were able to apprehend the male."
Reginald Hardwick, 73, was charged with reckless handling of a firearm.
Hardwick's wife was able to exit the home uninjured.
Police believe alcohol may have been involved in the situation.