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Standoff ends peacefully in Lockport

Standoff ends peacefully in Lockport

Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre and Lockport Chief of Police Warren Vedros reported a standoff with a barricaded subject ended peacefully after more than three hours on Wednesday afternoon.

At 9:00 a.m., officers responded to a residence in the 400 block of Lafourche Street in Lockport after learning a male subject was at the residence with a firearm and possibly contemplating suicide.

Officers attempted to make contact with the man, but he refused to exit the residence. At that time, the Lafourche Parish Interagency Crisis Management Unit was then called to the scene.

The standoff ended peacefully at around 12:45 p.m. when negotiators convinced the man to exit the residence unarmed. He was then transported to a local hospital for evaluation

Several residential streets were blocked off during the incident.

Sheriff Webre and Chief Vedros thank the residents of Lockport for their cooperation. They also thank the members of the Lockport Volunteer Fire Department who responded to the scene to provide a cooling station for members of the Crisis Management Unit.