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by ARLnow.com — January 10, 2013 at 2:05 pm 11,605 158 Comments

Arlington County police carThree men are in custody after an armed robbery, assault and handgun brandishing on the Custis Trail, according to Arlington County Police.

A jogger was robbed by the men around 12:30 p.m. on the trail near the Glebe Road bridge over I-66, according to ACPD spokesman Dustin Sternbeck. The victim struggled and was struck in the head — possibly with a pistol.

The men took a GPS watch and sunglasses and fled down the trail, Sternbeck said. A short time later, another trail user told police that one of the men pointed a silver handgun in his direction when he passed by.

Police notified Arlington Public Schools of the robbery and three nearby schools — Washington-Lee High School, Arlington Traditional School and Glebe Elementary — were placed in a secured state. Based on that initial notification from ACPD, an email alert sent to parents erroneously reported a shooting.

This afternoon, the Arlington County Police notified us of a robbery of a jogger that occurred on a nearby bike path. The report we received said that the incident also involved a shooting. As a precaution, we have secured the school building and all students are being kept inside.

Three men were apprehended outside the Ballston Metro station around 1:30 p.m., Sternbeck said. A handgun was recovered. The men are now being questioned by police.

“It was great police work… getting these individuals off the street,” Sternbeck said.

The robbery victim is currently being evaluated for injuries at Virginia Hospital Center.

by ARLnow.com — November 15, 2012 at 9:45 am 6,606 20 Comments

(Updated at 9:50 a.m.) An elderly man mentioned as a suspect in this week’s Arlington County police report went missing today.

The man — reported to be 100 years old — was accused of brandishing a firearm after he allegedly pointed a shotgun at family members from the front porch of his home in the High View Park neighborhood. After the incident, which occurred on Tuesday morning, police confiscated the man’s weapons. He was not arrested, police say.

This morning, police were conducting a coordinated search for the man after a family member said he had gone missing. According to scanner traffic, the man has now been found, several blocks away from his house, safe and unharmed. From the crime report:

BRANDISHING A FIREARM, 11/13/12, 2100 block of Emerson Street. On November 13 at 10:15 am, an elderly male subject reportedly brandished a shotgun and aimed it at a family member following a verbal altercation. The weapon was not loaded and no one was injured. The subject did not flee the scene and police officers were able to appropriately handle the incident

The rest of this week’s crime report, after the jump.

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by ARLnow.com — March 25, 2011 at 9:34 am 729 8 Comments

Police are looking for a construction worker who reportedly pulled a gun during an argument near Crystal City.

Initial reports suggest other construction workers were able to wrestle the gun away from the man after he brandished it during an argument at a construction site at Old Jefferson Davis Highway and S. Clark Street.

The man fled on foot wearing an orange reflective vest and a hard hat, which police have since located. Police are setting up a perimeter to try to find the man.

It’s unclear if the man was working at the Long Bridge Park construction site or on one of several other projects in the area.

Update at 9:45 a.m. — The search has been called off.

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