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New Iberia Police arrest suspect wanted for hostage situation

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Posted at 1:14 PM, Mar 24, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-24 14:14:37-04

NEW IBERIA, La.  — The New Iberia Police Department have taken Cody Schaubert into custody Wednesday after searching for him in connection with a hostage situation on Friday.

Schaubert was wanted on warrants for Domestic Abuse Battery including Strangulation and Child Endangerment, Aggravated Battery and Aggravated Assault.

The incident happened Friday on Robertson Street. NIPD say they were called to a home for a domestic incident, but before police arrived, Schaubert allegedly made several threats to harm others in the residence with him.

The people in the house got out safely, police say.

Police left the scene about 10:30 p.m. Friday, but Schaubert was still at large.

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