Reston, VA

George Laniyan/Credit: FCPDA homeless man was arrested after a standoff with Fairfax County Police on Sunday after officers found him living in a vacant townhome near Reston Town Center.

George Laniyan, 37, of no fixed address, was charged with unlawful entry.

Police were called to the 12700 block of Kinsley Place Sunday about 9 p.m. after a resident in the neighborhood of $800,000 homes said an unknown man had been seen hanging around in the morning and evenings.

The neighbor said he called police after he observed the man exiting the vacant home. He also said he saw lights on inside the vacant house.

Police went to the home Sunday night. When they announced themselves, a man answered from a second floor location, but refused to come downstairs.

12000 block Kinsley PlaceOfficers went upstairs and located the man in a bathroom. He refused all commands — and told police they would have to kill him.

Police used a taser, which did not affect the suspect. Police were still able to take him into custody, however.

FCPD’s investigation revealed that the subject is homeless and had been squatting in the vacant residence. The owners of the residence responded and advised nothing in the home was missing.

Photo: Top, George Laniyan/Credit: FCPD/ bottom, Kinsley Place neighborhood/MRIS


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