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UPDATE: Roanoke Police arrest man after Salem Turnpike standoff

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Courtesy: Rosalinda Motley Courtesy: Rosalinda Motley

10:51 p.m.

From WSLS 10's Katie Love, near the scene

Police named the suspect as 25-year-old Jonathan Andrew Poff.

Officer used a device described as a "less lethal" to bring Poff out.  The device is a 40 millimeter bullet shaped device, that makes a very loud sound.


10:21 p.m.

From WSLS 10's Katie Love, near the scene

Police have arrested the suspect in the standoff on Salem Turnpike.


9:33 p.m.

From WSLS 10's Katie Love, near the scene

Roanoke Police received a call at 6:43 p.m. for a domestic disorder, and a man with access to weapons.

At the time of the call, police say a victim was inside, but that person has since come out safely.  Police did not describe the extent of the victim's injuries.

Charges of domestic assault & battery, and violating a protective order are pending.

The Roanoke Police Department's tactical response team is on the scene.  Police negotiators are trying to talk with the man.  Officers have not released the suspect's name yet.


8:40 p.m.

Roanoke City Police have blocked off Salem Turnpike between 30th and 31st Streets in Northwest due to a standoff.

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Officers say a man has barricaded himself, and police believe he has access to weapons.

Extra officers have been called in to make sure the situation does not get out of control.

The area is about two blocks west of the Melrose Library branch.