Police ID, arrest assault suspect who barricaded himself in east end home Tuesday

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RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Richmond City Police have arrested the suspect who was taken into custody after barricading himself inside a home in the city’s east end earlier Tuesday.

Police say they were called to the 2200 block of North 29th Street when a 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 then flagged down two officers 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, who has been identified as 54-year-old James M. Tyler of the 5400 block of Bowen Street, exited the dwelling without incident. He is facing several assault charges, according to police.

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