UPDATE: No charges filed after a man barricaded himself into a home and refused to come out.
On Monday at 11:10 a.m., the New Iberia Police Department received a call in reference to a disturbance at a residence in the 600 block of Rosalie St. Upon receiving the call, units with New Iberia Police Department’s Patrol Division arrived on scene and discovered a man had barricaded himself in a residence and was refusing to come out.
SWAT Team was notified and arrived on the scene, according to John Babi, spokesperson for the Department. Officers were able to make contact with the person.
After two hours of negotiations, he agreed to leave the residence.
He was then taken into custody and transported to the New Iberia Police Department where he was questioned and later released.
No charges are being filed at this time.
Two schools are on lock-down as New Iberia Police attempted to secure a suspect who has barricaded himself in a house.
A spokesman said there is a man, who police suspect may be armed, barricaded in a home in the 600 block of Rosalie Street.
Two nearby schools, Anderson Middle and Hopkins Elementary, are on lock-down.
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Residents are asked to steer clear of the area, the spokesman said. The students are safe in the schools, and police are working the incident, he said.
“We suspect he is armed, but we’re not absolutely sure yet,” Capt. John Babin said. “For now we’re operating as if he is, to be safe.”