BRPD: Man in custody after stand off with police
BATON ROUGE - The BRPD Special Response Team has a man in custody for a possible kidnapping on Evangeline Street off Longfellow Drive.
Officers arrested and charged 41-year-old Frederick Harris for second degree kidnapping, domestic abuse battery, simple criminal damage to property and simple assault following an incident on Longfellow Drive.
Police initially responded to a disturbance between a man and a woman on the 5300 block of Underwood Avenue around 2 a.m. on Thursday.
According to Sgt. Don Coppola Jr., police believed that the man forced the woman into a vehicle. The vehicle was found on Evangeline Street. Police negotiated with the suspect who was inside an abandoned house, and later arrested him. Police cleared the scene.
BRPD Special Response Team vehicle has just arrived on scene, driving quickly pic.twitter.com/hdPrWbPM1J— MichaelVinsanau WBRZ (@MVinsanau) May 26, 2016
BRPD now using PA system to communicate. Can faintly hear from here. pic.twitter.com/4McgnfPRfu— MichaelVinsanau WBRZ (@MVinsanau) May 26, 2016