Man arrested after reckless discharge, standoff in Reston

A man was arrested after firing a gun several times inside and outside of his Reston home today (Monday).

Police arrested Mark Ellsbury, 43, of Reston after what police described as a short standoff outside of his townhome on the 11900 block of Barrel Cooper Court. The Fairfax County Police Department used its helicopter unit to track the suspect, who was outside of his home and appeared to be “under the influence.”

The suspect reportedly fell to the ground and  dropped the weapon. Ellsbury was taken to a hospital for treatment for being under the influence of “unknown narcotics,” according to FCPD.

He was taken to the adult detention center upon his release and charged with four counts of reckless discharge of a firearm in or at an occupied building. No injuries were reported.