BRPD arrest two after standoff
BATON ROUGE - Police arrested two men in Baton Rouge after a series of events Wednesday afternoon, including a standoff with the police Special Response Team.
Cpl. Don Coppola said Bencrell Williams was charged with aggravated assault with a firearm, while Albert Curry was charged with resisting arrest and drug possession with the intent to distribute.
Officers said they were called to Underwood Avenue because of a complaint that Williams was walking down the street brandishing a gun. When they arrived police said they found Williams with the weapon and detained him, putting him in cuffs in the back of a police car.
Police said Curry, who likely knows Williams, later approached the car where he was being held and may have tried to let Williams out of the car. When police spotted Curry they said he fled into a nearby home and barricaded himself inside, refusing to come out.
Officers called in the Special Response Team to get into the home, where they found Curry along with a stash of drugs. They said Curry also had a warrant for his arrest on a previous charge of drug possession with intent to distribute.
BRPD took the two men in for questioning before they were booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish prison.
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