Police standoff at New Orleans hotel ends peacefully
NEW ORLEANS — A standoff with police at a New Orleans hotel lasted nearly 12 hours and ended peacefully with the armed suspect in custody, police said Wednesday.
Officers arrested Charles Mangrum, 35, early Wednesday, police said. Police Superintendent Shaun Ferguson said Mangrum is a wanted sex offender out of St. Tammany Parish. Mangrum also was wanted for parole violation, Ferguson said. When officers showed up at the hotel around noon Tuesday, Ferguson said Mangrum barricaded himself in a room with another person, WWL-TV reported.
Police said during the standoff Mangrum fired five shots at officers from the hotel room, WVUE-TV reported. Several rounds struck a police department armored vehicle, WVUE said. No one was injured.
Ferguson said Mangrum had several weapons inside the hotel room.
The other person in the room with Mangrum is believed to be a woman who escaped through a window on the hotel’s second floor. Her role in the incident is unclear. A witness told WWL-TV that she escaped the room after police put a ladder next to the window.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Harvey Adger, head basketball coach at Glen Oaks, notches 900th victory
Baton Rouge 10-year-old to compete in international Rubik's Cube competition
East Baton Rouge Parish schools work to find teachers amid nationwide teacher...
Jurors view graphic rape video in second day of Livingston sex abuse...
During call to 911 about prison fire, supervisors ask for police not...
WATCH: New LSU coach Brian Kelly arrives in Baton Rouge
High school coaches give Brian Kelly advice on how to tackle recruiting...
See the contract to get Brian Kelly as the new LSU Football...
Fans share their excitement about new LSU head coach Brian Kelly
New LSU coach Brian Kelly arrives in Baton Rouge