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Posted on: February 27, 2020

[ARCHIVED] News Release Recent Related Incidents for Awareness

NEWS RELEASE                                                                       Contact:  Lieutenant Barry Dufek

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                         ; 540-338-7422



PURCELLVILLE, Va. February 27, 2020 — The Purcellville Police Department would like to make the public aware of a few recent incidents within Town regarding encounters with an emotionally disturbed person.  Over the past few days, an individual’s erratic behavior was causing some concern among Town residents, who then contacted police.  The individual has been identified by police, and officers were able to locate and contact his family, updating them on the situation.  Today, the male subject was taken by police to been seen by mental health specialists to receive the appropriate services.

The Town of Purcellville, Virginia

“Purcellville-your small Town, where history and progress intersect and people prosper,” is an award-winning town of over 10,000 residents located in Loudoun County, approximately 50 miles west of Washington, DC. Having received the prestigious Siemens Sustainability Award for Small Communities, Purcellville continues to be honored for its green initiatives with most recently being the Tree City USA recipient for the 12th year. The Town was reaffirmed as a AAA rated community by S&P Global Ratings, the highest credit rating possible, and is recognized as one of the safest towns in Virginia. Once a stop along the W&OD rail line, which has been converted to a multi-use trail from Alexandria, VA to Purcellville, the Town has maintained its historic old-town feel through the restoration and maintenance of its many downtown structures, reflecting the Victorian architecture popular during the early 1900s. Today, Purcellville is the economic hub of western Loudoun County and a popular weekend destination for antiquing, equestrian activities, farmer’s markets, wineries, breweries, distilleries and restaurants. More info at


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