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  • Standoff at Ferguson home ends peacefully, man in custody

    April 21, 2015 2:58 PM

    FERGUSON, MO - A standoff involving Ferguson law enforcement officers and a man believed to have shot his brother in the head ended peacefully after hours of negotiations. Ferguson police spokesman Jeff Small says the suspect was taken into custody around 4:15 p.m. Tuesday. The incident began nearly four hours... more »
  • Hong Kong police clear protesters out of tunnel

    October 14, 2014 3:28 PM

    HONG KONG - Hundreds of Hong Kong police officers have moved in to clear pro-democracy protesters out of a tunnel outside the city's government headquarters. Officers, many of them in riot gear and wielding pepper spray, tore down barricades in and around the underpass early Wednesday. The operation came hours... more »
  • Deputy involved in domestic dispute killed

    September 24, 2014 4:58 PM

    LAPLACE - State Police said a St. John Parish sheriff's deputy was on duty and in uniform when he fired a gun during an investigation into a domestic disturbance at his home in LaPlace Wednesday. State Police said the deputies who responded were forced to shoot Lt. Nolan Anderson,... more »
  • Last 4 hostages freed in suburban Chicago standoff

    August 20, 2014 9:47 AM

    HARVEY, IL - Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart says the last four hostages have been released unharmed to end a standoff with two armed men in a southern Chicago suburb. Dart says the two adults and two children still being held were freed Wednesday morning without a shot being fired.... more »
  • Official: 4 of 6 child hostages freed in Chicago suburb check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 20, 2014 2:15 AM

    HARVEY, IL - Negotiators have worked late into the night trying to persuade two men barricaded in a home in a Chicago suburb to end their standoff with police and release the last of six children and two adults they took hostage. Harvey police said four children have been freed... more »
  • Police storm apartment, man taken to hospital

    July 21, 2014 1:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A standoff involving Baton Rouge Police ended when officers stormed an apartment in Tigerland Monday. The standoff lasted about an hour around noon at the apartment complex on Jim Taylor Road. EMS took one person to the hospital from the scene after members of the... more »
  • Eight arrested after restaurant shooting and standoff

    December 23, 2013 11:38 AM

    GONZALES - Eight people have been arrested in Gonzales after a shooting at La Mexicana Restaurant. The incident took place Saturday night around 11:30 p.m. Police officers were flagged down by employees and found three people with gunshot wounds outside the restaurant. Five people were detained immediately... more »
  • Memorial service held for bank hostages

    August 20, 2013 6:50 PM

    ST. JOSEPH - People gathered at the site of a deadly hostage standoff in Tensas Parish tonight to remember the two bank workers who died after being shot by their captor last week. The memorial prayer service happened one week after State Police said 20-year-old Fuaed Abdo Ahmed walked... more »
  • Services set for two murdered in bank standoff

    August 15, 2013 10:41 PM

    ST. JOSEPH- Funeral services are set for this weekend for two bank employees who were killed by a hostage-taker in Tensas Parish Tuesday night. LaDean McDaniel and Jay Warbington were shot inside the bank where they worked, the Tensas State Bank, by Fuaed Ahmed, 20, a local whose family... more »
  • The hostage standoff victims

    August 14, 2013 10:36 PM

    ALEXANDRIA- A female bank employee is listed in critical condition, still recovering after she was shot during a hostage situation in rural central Louisiana Tuesday. LeDean McDaniel survived with injuries, Jay Warbington was killed and Patricia White was released hours before Fuaed A. Ahmed, 20, shot her coworkers. All... more »
  • New details released about deadly standoff, gunman

    August 14, 2013 10:43 AM

    ST. JOSEPH - State Police and LSU released more information about a deadly hostage standoff in Tensas Parish and the person responsible, who had ties to Baton Rouge. State Police said this morning the a male hostage died after he was shot by 20-year-old Fuaed Abdo Ahmed at the... more »
  • Man, believed to be armed, barricaded inside home

    July 17, 2013 11:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Streets were closed late Tuesday in the Westminster neighborhood after a man barricaded himself in his house and shot his vehicle in the driveway. Sheriff's deputies said the man got upset when his mother, who was inside the house with him, took away his keys after he... more »
  • Mother, father arrested in front of kids after standoff check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 10, 2013 5:52 PM

    SORRENTO - Police arrested Nicholas Lewis, 32, and his wife Kristen Lewis, 25, after an hours-long standoff in front of their Lee Street home. The arrested stemmed from a traffic stop that turned sour, leading police to the home. Witnesses said the couple barricaded themselves in the home... more »
  • High-rise evacuated, witnesses describe police standoff

    July 5, 2013 10:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE- People were evacuated from Dean Tower, the 14-story building just east of the intersection of North Foster and Florida Blvd. Friday evening. Witnesses said there was a man inside who police wanted to get out of the building, and was not complying with the demands of officers... more »
  • Standoff ends with police raiding home, one arrest

    April 12, 2013 11:30 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A domestic dispute in Baton Rouge ended today with police raiding a house and taking one person into custody. Cpl. L'Jean McKneely said officers arrested one man for assault after the BRPD Special Response Team pulled him out of the home. McKneely said a woman... more »
  • Police haul away school bus in Alabama standoff

    February 1, 2013 2:14 PM

    MIDLAND CITY, Ala.- Authorities in Alabama are hauling away a school bus they say was the scene of a shooting death and abduction that has led to a tense standoff with police. Authorities say a gunman boarded the stopped bus on Tuesday afternoon, shot the bus driver to death and... more »
  • Standoff continues in Alabama

    January 31, 2013 7:37 AM

    MIDLAND CITY, Ala. - More than a day after a 5-year-old Alabama boy was taken off a school bus at gunpoint, police are still trying to win the child's safe release. SWAT teams have been gathered outside a bunker, where authorities say 65-year-old Jimmy Lee Dykes is holding the boy.... more »
  • Police identify suspect killed in hostage standoff check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 22, 2013 10:28 AM

    ADDIS - Authorities identified the suspect killed during a hostage standoff last night, and said one other person connected to the case is still on the loose. Col. Richie Johnson with the West Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office said police shot and killed Ray Charles Hayes, 50, as he threatened... more »
  • 1 American dead in Algerian standoff

    January 18, 2013 3:04 PM

    WASHINGTON- U.S. officials say one American has died in the hostage standoff at an Algerian gas complex. The officials say the deceased American is a Texas resident, Frederick Buttaccio. It is unclear how he died. The officials say Buttaccio's remains have been recovered and his family has been notified. The... more »
  • Obama in Hawaii, fiscal cliff standoff behind him

    January 2, 2013 10:51 AM

    HONOLULU - President Barack Obama is back in Hawaii for vacation after a tense, end-of-the-new-year standoff with Congress over the fiscal cliff. The president arrived early Wednesday morning, local time, after an overnight flight aboard Air Force One. He was rejoining his family for a holiday break after having returned... more »
  • Court date for Maine man in deaths of 2 tenants

    December 31, 2012 12:40 PM

    PORTLAND, Maine - Authorities say a 74-year-old Maine landlord will appear in court Monday to face charges in the shooting deaths of two tenants after a possible dispute over where they parked their cars during a snowstorm. James Pak was arrested Saturday night after a standoff at his home in... more »
  • Mental illness investigations increase in EBR check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 15, 2012 3:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Experts said a police standoff this weekend highlights a growing mental health problem in East Baton Rouge Parish. Over the weekend 42-year old Kelli Leon locked herself inside a home in Sherwood Forest and fired a weapon, according to Baton Rouge Police. The SWAT Team was... more »
  • Police arrest suspect after standoff

    June 27, 2011 8:20 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Police have arrested a man after a domestic violence situation turned into a standoff this morning. Police arrested Terrance Hines, 27, after the incident at the 2200 block of Carleton Street. BRPD spokesman Don Stone said early this morning Hines pulled a gun on his girlfriend,... more »
  • 10-hour standoff ends with tear gas, arrest

    November 30, 2010 5:23 PM

    PIERRE PART – Assumption Parish authorities said a ten-hour standoff with a Pierre Part man ended after he fired at officers, then surrendered when tear gas was fired into the house boat he was in. 45-year-old Tom Templet was arrested after the standoff yesterday. Deputies said they were called around... more »
  • Authorities: Wisconsin man shoots TV over Palin dance

    November 17, 2010 1:24 PM

    MADISON, Wis. - Authorities say a 67-year-old rural Wisconsin man enraged over Bristol Palin's "Dancing with the Stars" routine blasted his television with a shotgun, leading to an overnight standoff with a SWAT team. A Dane County Sheriff's detective says in court documents that Steven Cowan, of the town... more »
  • Police standoff locks down La. elementary school

    October 8, 2010 2:35 PM

    A 35-year-old man in St. Martinville has shot and killed himself following a standoff with police that locked down a nearby elementary school. Police said the man, whose name wasn't immediately released, was armed with a shotgun and held officers at bay for more than three hours Friday morning while... more »
  • New Orleans stand-off ends in death

    September 28, 2010 6:00 AM

    A four-hour standoff has ended with the death of a man who barricaded himself inside his home. Laura Colville, a neighbor, identified the victim as Stephen Banford. Colvill says the stand-off could have been avoided. She says she called police eight times this month about his erratic behavior but he... more »
  • Murder suspect shoots self after standoff

    September 23, 2010 10:28 AM

    St. Charles Parish Sheriff Greg Champagne says a 52-year-old Luling man called to say he had killed his girlfriend, then apparently shot himself after a six-hour standoff with deputies. Authorities say 52-year-old Gary Farrell, pictured here, was taken to University Hospital in extremely critical condition Wednesday. A condition report was... more »
  • Arson suspected in house fire on Goodwood

    September 23, 2010 8:03 AM

    Firefighters say arson is the cause of the fire at the same house where police were in a standoff the night before. When firefighters arrived, the fire was coming out of the windows in the back of the house at 13618 Goodwood Boulevard. The back half of the home was... more »
  • Fire occurs at same house as last night's standoff

    September 22, 2010 11:21 PM

    Authorities are investigating a fire that occurred tonight on Goodwood Avenue at the same house where a standoff happened last night. Baton Rouge Fire Department confirmed the address of the house is the same one where Thomas Fayard was holed up for several hours after he shot and killed Douglas... more »
  • 2 more arrested in Ruston police shooting

    September 22, 2010 8:47 AM

    One of three men accused of shooting a Ruston police officer has been arrested after a standoff outside a Shreveport home, and the third turned himself in. Shreveport police say Tyrone DeWayne Fields and Deandre Thomas both were arrested Tuesday. Roger Dale Davis was arrested Friday. They're accused of shooting... more »
  • Suspect arrested in standoff

    September 22, 2010 8:07 AM

    UPDATE: 11:58 a.m. Baton Rouge police arrested Thomas Fayard after a shooting and standoff on Goodwood Boulevard. The police standoff lasted for nearly four hours. When police arrived, they found Douglas Arrington, 31, shot multiple times. "He is believed to be transient and has no permanent local address," said... more »
  • Standoff over, but no details from police

    September 22, 2010 5:26 AM

    The police standoff with a man in a home on Goodwood Boulevard near S. Flannery Road lasted for nearly five hours. The standoff ended before 1 a.m. Wednesday morning. Police have not released any immediate details, but there was a reported shooting, then the gunman holed himself up in a... more »
  • Shooting turns into standoff near Goodwood Dr.

    September 21, 2010 11:16 PM

    A shooting has turned into a standoff near Goodwood Drive and Flannery Road. Paramedics said one person has been shot. Sources said the suspected shooter is holed up in a nearby home and is refusing to come out. Sources also said he may have several weapons, as well as... more »
  • Man arrested in BR standoff charged with four murders

    September 14, 2010 3:16 PM

    Authorities in Louisiana said a man who shared a mobile home where four people were killed has been charged with first degree murder in their deaths. Calcasieu Parish Sheriff Tony Mancuso said Tuesday that investigators believe 52-year-old Lee Roy Williams Jr. acted alone. The sheriff described the killings as "brutal... more »
  • LSU alert system successful during standoff yesterday

    September 10, 2010 6:08 PM

    Nearly every law enforcement agency in Baton Rouge responded to a standoff yesterday near LSU involving a person of interest in the murders of four people in Calcasieu Parish. Not only did the LSU Police Department assist in the arrest of 52-year-old Lee Roy Williams, Jr., but they were... more »
  • Man arrested in LSU standoff taken to Calcasieu Parish

    September 10, 2010 4:06 PM

    The man arrested after an hour-long standoff with authorities in Baton Rouge is now in Calcasieu Parish, where he faces tough questions about the murders of four people there. 52-year-old Lee Roy Williams Jr. was brought to the Calcasieu Parish jail before dawn Friday, and hid his face in his... more »
  • Latest on standoff near LSU campus

    September 9, 2010 10:18 PM

    A man wanted in the murder of four people in Calcasieu Parish was arrested after a standoff near the LSU lakes today. It happened barely a mile from LSU. Almost every law enforcement agency in Baton Rouge had a hand in arresting 52-year-old Lee Roy Williams, and they all... more »
  • State police investigate New Iberia shooting death

    August 26, 2010 12:01 PM

    State Police are investigating a second officer-involved shooting. A 50-year-old man was shot in New Iberia by Iberia Parish Sheriff's deputies Wednesday night. Mark Haas was fatally shot during a standoff at his home. Trooper Stephen Hammons said Haas walked out of his house, and started firing a rifle at... more »
  • Accused child trafficker arrested in Baton Rouge

    April 15, 2010 9:47 PM

    The FBI caught a man in Baton Rouge who's been on the run from Minnesota since January. 27-year-old Byronte Reed was charged with sex trafficking of minors last February in Minneapolis. Reports say he was arrested during a prostitution and human trafficking sting. Agents say Reed skipped his... more »
  • Update from Oswego Street standoff

    April 8, 2010 3:06 PM

    Update: Baton Rouge Police Chief LeDuff has shown up on the scene of the Oswego Street standoff. The BRPD mobile command center is there as well as an EMS command center. Negotiators have been sent into the complex. The city's helicopter is also up patrolling the area. more »
  • Suspect dies after standoff

    November 23, 2009 10:59 AM

    State police are investigating a shooting death involving Tangipahoa Parish sheriff's deputies. Sheriff Daniel Edwards says 49-year-old David Johnson was shot Sunday night in Amite. Edwards said officers responded to a disturbance and found Johnson in his yard armed with a shotgun. After a brief standoff, Edwards said a woman... more »
  • Teens arrested after standoff with police

    September 16, 2009 7:14 AM

    A 16 year old and 17 year old William Guillard are in police custody following a standoff with Baton Rouge Rouge Police at 1006 South 16th Street around 10 p.m. last night. Police say the 19 year old male victim says the suspects shot at him. Officers found the teens... more »

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