Roanoke Police: Man taken into custody after stand-off on North Avenue

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Roanoke police confirm that the situation is over and a man was taken into custody as a result of the incident.

According to Scott Leamon from the Roanoke Police Department, charges are pending against the man for brandishing a firearm.


Roanoke police confirm officers are on North Avenue in response to a call about an adult male who may have wanted to harm himself.

North Avenue between 13th Street and 20th Street is currently blocked off by police vehicles.

We are told the man may be armed.

WDBJ7 is on scene working to get more information. Stay with us for updates.


A police presence has been reported on North Avenue and traffic is not being allowed on the street at the moment.

Authorities tell WDBJ7's Leanna Scachetti that the entire road on both 13th St. and 20th St. are closed.

WDBJ7 isworking to find out more information. Stay with us for updates.