A Virginia Beach police officer and a suspect were injured Wednesday during a barricade situation.
Dispatchers were called at 12:25 p.m. about an assault at a Kangaroo gas station located at 1912 Laskin Road, near the Regency Hilltop Shopping Center.
Officers found one victim, whom they did not provide an age or gender for, with injuries not considered life-threatening. Police said they determined that a robbery had occurred.
Police then tracked the suspect, who was not publicly identified Wednesday night, to a home near the gas station in the 700 block of Regency Drive.
Police said in a news release they tried to make contact with the suspect but he “refused all communication."
The department said police used a chemical agent to try to force the suspect to leave the home after an “extended period of time” trying to make contact with the suspect. Police did not specify how long they tried to make contact.
The department said it had determined the suspect was the only person inside the home but did not say how that determination was made.
After using the chemical agent, the news release said police broke through the door and the suspect threw a “mallet type weapon” and hit an officer.
The officer had injuries that were not considered to be life-threatening, according to the release.
A police K-9 was used to help arrest the suspect.
Police also said the suspect had injuries not considered life-threatening and was taken to a hospital. The department did not say what caused his injuries.
Police spokeswoman Linda J Kuehn said charges are pending.
Jessica Nolte, 757-247-4513, firstname.lastname@example.org
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