UPDATE: Arrest Made. Major Police/Law Enforcement Presence in Mount Pleasant Related to Rape Suspect Barricaded in Home

Update 2:53pm:

“Final Update: Police Activity / Street Closure / 17th Street and Newton Street, NW

MPD reports incident clear and all associated road closures are now open to traffic.”

Details from Arlington County PD:

“UPDATE: Police identified the suspect as Salodus Zeloter Hicks, 60, of Washington D.C. and obtained warrants for forcible rape and strangulation. At approximately 9:15 p.m. on September 26, Arlington County Police, with the assistance of the Metropolitan Police Department, attempted to execute a search and arrest warrants on the suspect at a residence in the 3300 block of Mt. Pleasant Street NW in Washington, D.C. Upon making contact with the suspect, he refused to exit the residence. Following a 16-hour barricade, he was safely taken into police custody with assistance by the FBI’s Washington Field Office and Metropolitan Police Department.”

Last night around 9pm nonutsnicki wrote us:

“What’s going on on Mt. Pleasant St NW & Newton @PoPville? Cops said to get off the street because SWAT was coming.”

This morning Myles sent us photos from 17th and Newton:

Arlington County PD reported:

“POLICE ACTIVITY: At approximately 9:15 p.m. on Sept. 26, ACPD with the assistance of @DCPoliceDept attempted to execute a search warrant on a suspect wanted for forcible rape in the 3300 block of Mt. Pleasant Street NW in Washington, D.C.”

“The suspect barricaded himself inside the residence and police are actively working to resolve the incident.”

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