LSP: Robbery turns into hostage situation
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.
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