Posted: Jan 21, 2013 6:33 PM by Russell Jones
Updated: Jan 21, 2013 6:33 PM
ADDIS - Authorities confirmed they are working a hostage situation at this hour in West Baton Rouge Parish.
State Police said they are assisting Addis Police in the situation, after the suspect crashed a stolen police cruiser near the Intracoastal Canal.
Troopers said it started as a robbery at a Brusly pharmacy, and after the suspect crashed they surrounded it and called in a hostage negotiator.
La. 1 is closed at the Intracoastal Canal while authorities resolve the situation.
News 2 crews are headed to the scene and will have more details as they become available.