Police barricade at Oglethorpe and 14th Street (Updated)

It's a nervous world out there, so reports that MPD has shut down multiple roads due to a "barricade" gets people's interest right away.

Final update 9:15pm: From MPD, At approximately 8:20 am this morning members of the Metropolitan Police Department responded to a property in the 1400 block of Oglethorpe Street, Northwest regarding an individual wanted on an armed carjacking warrant. Upon arrival members were met by an individual armed with a handgun who refused to surrender. A barricade was declared. At approximately 5:55 pm, the barricade incident concluded with the subject surrendering to police.

The subject has been identified as 22-year-old Warren Stevenson of Northeast, DC. He has been charged with Armed Carjacking.

Update 6:15pm:The person in the barricade has surrended to MPD. 

Update: Sounds like MPD tried to serve a warrant on a man this morning, and he barricaded himself in a house instead of going with the officers. 

According to MPD, there is a "barricade situation" at 14th and Oglethorpe, with the 1400 blocks of Oglethorpe and Nicholson Streets NW closed, as well as 14th Street between Military Road and Montague Street NW.

(photo: Google Maps)

Both the Mayor's office and MPD are keeping details to themselves at the moment. I spoke briefly to Councilmember Brandon Todd, who said he doesn't have more information than what he sent in an email to listservs earlier:

The suspect is currently contained at the location. School officials at the nearby Brightwood Campus will facilitate the safe dismissal of all students. I have been in direct communication with Mayor Bowser, Fourth District Commander Wil Manlapaz, and Deputy Mayor Jennifer Niles as this situation has unfolded. My office will continue to keep you informed as new information becomes available. Please avoid 14th Street, between Military Rd and Montague Street, and note that there may be other traffic concerns until the incident is resolved.

Both Khalil Thompson and Brandon Todd seem to be on the scene of the incident and have posted emails to the area listservs, so those might be a good place to check for updates.

Once I get more info, I'll share it. 

Drew Schneider

Local DC blogger in Petworth, Washington DC.

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