The City of Falls Church posted a bulletin on the City’s website stating that “residents who live in the barricade zone are advised to make alternative arrangements for the evening,” pertaining to the standoff between police and an armed citizen in a home in the 600 block of Hillwood Avenue. The advisory includes a list of nearby motels and hotels for all “displaced and impacted residents.” It is unclear whether the advisory pertains to residents already in their homes in the barricaded area, or only to those who have been out of the area and may be seeking to return to their homes there. The following is the full statement as it appears on the City’s website:
“The City of Falls Church Police Department is working to resolve a situation in the 600 block of Hillwood Ave. that began Monday afternoon. The priorities in this situation are both preservation of life and ensuring the safety of the community. At this point, the timeline for resolution is unknown, and residents who live in the barricade zone (Roosevelt St. and Cherry St.) are advised to make alternative arrangements for the evening.
Below is information and resources for displaced and impacted residents, which will be updated as more becomes available.
“Recommendations for Accommodation: Econolodge Arlington (6800 Lee Hwy) – 703-538-5300, Fairview Park Marriott (3111 Fairview Park Dr.) – 703-849-9400, Comfort Inn Arlington Boulevard (6111 Arlington Blvd) – 703-534-9100, Homestead Studio Suites Tysons Corner (8201 Old Courthouse Rd.) – 703-356-6300. There are currently no vacancies at either the TownePlace Suites Falls Church or the Westin Tysons Corner.
Trash Pickup: In the event that a resolution is not reached before Wednesday morning, trash and recycling collection will not occur on the following streets: Hillwood Ave. between S. Cherry St. and Roosevelt St., Berry St., Cleave Dr. Trash would then be picked up for those affected either Thursday or Friday. Should the situation last through those days, the waste will be collected next week, and any fees will be waived.”