SWAT roll shuts down several blocks of Houma Blvd. in Metairie, ends peacefully

July 10, 2017 | Updated: 11:45 a.m., July 10, 2017

METAIRIE - A SWAT team has shut down several blocks of Houma Boulevard in Metairie this morning.

Houma Boulevard between Lenora Street and West Metairie Avenue will be closed until further notice while SWAT team members are active in the area, according to the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office.

No further details are available.

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UPDATE: The situation came to a close around 10:00 a.m., according to the JPSO.

The situation began when officers served a high-risk warrant to 29-year-old Gregory Garrets in the 4200 block of Center Street around 8:15 a.m.


Garrets "was in close proximity to a firearm" when officers contacted him and refused to exit the home, according to the JPSO.

The SWAT team was called out, and Garrets eventually surrendered without incident at 10:05 a.m.