A vehicle possibly involved in a robbery in Georgetown has overturned on the GW Parkway.
The wreck happened around 3:15 p.m. in the northbound lanes of the Parkway, near Spout Run, leaving the vehicle on its roof.
Two occupants are out and said to be in police custody. An Arlington police K-9 unit was dispatched to the scene, initially to search for a person still believed to be on the run, though it’s unclear whether that is still the case.
Firefighters and medics, as well as police from several jurisdictions, are now on scene.
Public safety watcher Alan Henney reports that the people in custody are suspects in a robbery of an optical store in D.C.’s Georgetown neighborhood. There have been a number of such robberies across the region in recent months, including at least two in Arlington.
The exit from the northbound GW Parkway to the Spout Run is currently closed as a result of the emergency activity.
Per @alanhenney this was a Buick driven by suspects fleeing a robbery in Georgetown, who then wrecked. ACFD did report to dispatch that at least one person was in police custody. https://t.co/MGsBH0KQJk
— Arlington Now (@ARLnowDOTcom) March 7, 2022
Update: Two of the suspects are in custody here at the crash scene. One was injured in rollover. Police searching for evidence at crash. No word on the other three remaining suspects. @ARLnowDOTcom https://t.co/rSdYvSFmkj
— Alan Henney (@alanhenney) March 7, 2022
LOCATION: NB GW Park wat at Spout Run
INCIDENT: Police Department Activity
IMPACT: The NB exit lane is closed due to police activity. Seek alternate routes. pic.twitter.com/elpmzoxbnm
— Arlington Alert (@ArlingtonAlert) March 7, 2022
What is happening on the GW Parkway? Tons of police and fire. pic.twitter.com/dzzuP1vu7o
— Ken Rub (@KenRub) March 7, 2022
Photo courtesy @airwolf782
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