Loudoun County authorities say an Ashburn man is in custody after a several-hour standoff during which he refused to leave his home after deputies responded to the area for a gunfire complaint.
Deputies initially responded to the 20200 block of MacGlashan Terrace around 8:40 a.m. Thursday after a resident reported a discharged round from a firearm entered their home through a shared wall. The initial incident is believed to have occurred overnight, but the round was not discovered until Thursday morning, according to the sheriff's office.
Members of the LCSO Crisis Negotiations Team established contact with the subject, who was seen carrying a firearm inside the residence. The subject reportedly became disorderly and refused law enforcement commands to exit the home after authorities arrived. The subject eventually exited the home after continued conversations with authorities, and he was taken into custody.
Bernard R. Ofori, 30, has been charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and reckless handling of a firearm. He is being held at the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center without bond.
Several residents in adjacent homes were evacuated during the standoff as a precaution. The residents were taken to Belmont Station Elementary School during the incident.