SWAT roll in the east where a man is barricaded in an apartment with an assault rifle

Jim Hanzo
June 22, 2017 - 3:55 pm
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Police say a man armed with an assault rifle is barricaded inside of an apartment in New Orleans East.  

The SWAT unit was called out just before 2 p.m. at the Lakewind East complex in the 5100 block of Bundy Road.

According to the NOPD spokesman Aaron E. Looney, a Seventh District officer was in the area on an unrelated matter when he saw a man armed with an assault rifle. The suspect then fled from the officer and went inside of an apartment, where he barricaded himself.

No injuries have been reported.  A call for 'an officer needing assistance' caused the SWAT team to deploy.

Witnesses say there are a number of police vehicles are also in the area. 

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