Alexandria barricade situation ends after nearly 9 hours

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An overnight barricade situation in Alexandria ended after nearly nine hours. Officers were called to the unit block of East Reed Avenue at around 10 p.m. Wednesday after reports of shots fired.

When they arrived, they believed the shooter was barricaded in an apartment unit inside the building.

Residents of several units of the apartment building had been evacuated.

Authorities said that after nine hours, they gained entry into the apartment unit and found that the suspect was not inside. Police are now actively searching fro the suspect.