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LPSO apprehends suspect in stand-off

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Lafayette Parish deputies are still at the scene of a stand-off on Bayou Bend Road in rural Lafayette Parish. That person in the stand-off has now been apprehended.

As of 2:15 p.m., deputies were trying to persuade a person, who is believed to have mental health issues, to come out of his home. 

The man has fired a weapon at deputies' equipment, but no one has been injured, a spokesman said. Officers used a battering ram on a shed at the residence to access the suspect according to KATC's Mike Carter who is currently on scene. The person has been apprehended.

Deputies have been called to the scene several times since Monday, the spokesman said. Some of the calls were just general disturbance calls, but today someone reported that the man was walking around with a weapon in his hand, possibly a knife or sword, the spokesman said. 

Deputies have tried several times to establish communication with the man, but have had only limited success. The SWAT team was on the scene. 

KATC will update this story as soon as we have more information comes in. 

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