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Arrest made after reports of shots fired closed parts of Highland Road

7 years 1 month 3 weeks ago Monday, April 24 2017 Apr 24, 2017 April 24, 2017 7:36 PM April 24, 2017 in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE - Police blocked off parts of Highland Road after receiving reports of shots fired Monday afternoon.

Police and EMS responded to the 9200 block of Highland Road around 6:45 p.m. Officers briefly closed off Staring Lane at Highland as well as Gardere Lane at Highland while they investigated the reports.

According to the Baton Rouge Police Department, 39-year-old Michael Anderson of Baton Rouge was arrested as a result of the incident. 

Arrest documents note that officers arrived to find Anderson armed with a gun holding a victim inside a room of the home at the location, not allowing him to leave. Officers ordered Anderson to drop his weapon and he responded by firing it into the ceiling. 

Before officers arrived, Anderson fired his weapon out of the rear window of the house, into the ceiling and into a mirror. 

Anderson surrendered himself to officers after an hour and appeared to be intoxicated, arrest documents note. A Springfield XD .45 caliber pistol was recovered from the home. 

Sources say no one was injured. 

Anderson was one of three people injured when a pipe loaded with gun powder exploded on New Year's Day 2013.

Anderson was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on charges of false imprisonment with a dangerous weapon, illegal use of a firearm and aggravated assault with a firearm. 

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