ARLINGTON, Va. (WJLA) — A man is in police custody after authorities say he broke into an Arlington County Police Department vehicle using a shovel Friday morning.
Around 9 a.m., police said officers were dispatched to the 700 block of 12th Street S. after the report of a person with a gun.
According to their preliminary investigation, ACPD said the suspect forced entry into an off-duty officer’s parked police vehicle using a shovel and removed a secured rifle and other items.
Police said they quickly found the suspect and took him into custody after community members called 9-1-1 after seeing a "suspicious male walking in the area with a rifle and non-ACPD ballistic vest."
Police said no injuries were reported and charges are pending.