UPDATED: Police standoff reported in Pentagon City mall garage

Arlington County police were reportedly engaged in a standoff with a pair of criminal suspects in a parking garage Tuesday afternoon.

The incident started just after 4 p.m. on the P5 level of the Pentagon City mall garage, when a vehicle with two suspects inside allegedly rammed a police cruiser and refused officer commands to get out of the car.

A standoff ensued, with officers awaiting the arrival of negotiators and a SWAT team, according to initial reports. The mall and the garage remained open.

Local public safety watcher Dave Statter reported that the incident might be related to a stolen vehicle.

As of 4:40 p.m., ACPD said the suspects had been detained.

In a summary of the incident released Wednesday, police said both suspects are now facing weapons and drug dealing charges. Additionally, one was wanted by federal authorities.

More from ACPD:

RECOVERED STOLEN VEHICLE, 2024-04230161, 1100 block of S. Hayes Street. At approximately 3:25 p.m. on April 23, an officer observed a parked, unoccupied stolen vehicle with an altered VIN and stolen tags in a parking garage. While officers were in the area, the two male suspects returned and entered the vehicle, during which a vehicle stop was initiated. Officers gave commands to the suspects, who were initially noncompliant and attempted to flee the scene in the vehicle by striking a police vehicle. The suspects subsequently exited the vehicle and were taken into custody. No officer injuries were reported. During the investigation, suspected narcotics and two firearms were recovered. Jalen Germany, 23, of No Fixed Address, was arrested and charged with Unauthorized Use of a Vehicle, Altered VIN, Carrying a Concealed Weapon, Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana and License Plate Violation. During the course of the investigation, it was determined Mr. Germany was wanted by the U.S. Marshal’s Service. Jeffery Queen, 23, of Washington, DC, was arrested and charged with Carrying a Concealed Weapon, Possession of Schedule I/II Narcotics (x2), Possession of Schedule III/IV/V/VI Narcotics, Possession with Intent to Distribute and Possession of a Firearm While in Possession of Narcotics.