Police standoff

November 17, 2009 at 6:12 pm Leave a comment

*published Nov. 17, 2009

A negotiator with the Lake Charles Police Department’s Crisis Intervention Team speaks with an unidentified man involved in the standoff at his residence on the 800 block of 18th Street. BY KAREN E. WINK

Monday’s incident has peaceful conclusion
BY VANESSA C. DEGGINS
A two-hour standoff involving a man barricaded in a Lake Charles residence ended peacefully Monday morning.

Lake Charles police were called to a home in the 800 block of 18th Street at around 9:30 a.m. in regard to a man with two knives, said Sgt. Mark Kraus.

He said an officer had gone to the home to serve the man with an order of protective custody, at which point the man barricaded himself in the house.

“We determined that the man was having some emotional distress, so we called in members of the crisis intervention team,” Kraus said.

During the two hours, officers were seen speaking to the man through a window. He also came outside three times, but during those times officers could not apprehend him.

On different occasions, two family members accompanied officers to the house in attempts to convince the man to surrender.

SWAT officers eventually entered the house and took the man into custody. Kraus said the man is at a local hospital receiving a psychiatric evaluation.

“It’s unlikely that we will press any criminal charges,” Kraus said.

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