Fairfax Co. police arrest armed man after Capital Beltway chase

The gun recovered after the chase.(Courtesy Fairfax County police)

Fairfax County police in Virginia say they’ve arrested an armed man after he fled from officers Friday evening.

Police busted him on Interstate 495 near Braddock Road in North Springfield.

He led police on a chase that ended shortly before 5 p.m.

Authorities said he was wanted for a felony related to an armed robbery.

Police said they recovered a gun and what appeared to be drugs.

The chase shut down several lanes. Traffic had been backed up for miles until it cleared.

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Will Vitka

William Vitka is a Digital Writer/Editor for WTOP.com. He's been in the news industry for over a decade. Before joining WTOP, he worked for CBS News, Stuff Magazine, The New York Post and wrote a variety of books—about a dozen of them, with more to come.

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