PORTSMOUTH, Va. -- One person is in custody following a slow-speed police pursuit that ended in a standoff on Frederick Boulevard on Sunday.
Around 7:30 p.m. an officer on patrol spotted a vehicle being driven by a person he knew had a suspended license. The officer stopped the vehicle in the 500 block of Dinwiddie Street and as the officer approached the vehicle, the suspect drove away.
Officers pursued the vehicle and spike strips were deployed in an attempt to end the chase. The spike strips flattened one of the suspect's tires, which ended the pursuit in the 1200 block of Frederick Boulevard.
As officers again approached the vehicle, they noticed the suspect had a gun. The suspect pointed the gun at himself, which prompted officers to pull back and shut down the area to all traffic.
Virginia State Police and Chesapeake Police also assisted.
A hostage negotiator and SWAT teams were activated and deployed.
After several hours, the man voluntarily gave up and was taken into custody a little before midnight.
He has been identified as 28-year-old Abdullah A. Richardson of Portsmouth. He has been charged with Possession of a Firearm by a convicted Felon, Felony Eluding, Brandishing, Obstruction of Justice, and Driving while Revoked. He is currently in the custody of the Portsmouth Sheriff's Office.