UPDATE: Barricaded man surrenders to SWAT without further gunfire

Crime

NEW ORLEANS — A barricaded subject surrendered to police without further incident. He was taken into custody at about 11:18 p.m.

The New Orleans Police Department dispatched its Special Operations Division to the 400 block of Tricou Street on Wednesday afternoon.

At about 4:38 p.m., NOPD Fifth District officers responded to a call of an aggravated assault. Upon arrival, officers spoke with the complainant who reported that a male individual inside the house was armed with a firearm.

Officers briefly spoke to the male subject, at which time the male subject retreated inside the residence, opened fire toward the officers and barricaded himself inside the residence.

No officers were injured, but a police unit was struck by gunfire.

After peaceful attempts to have the subject exit the house were unsuccessful, NOPD Special Operations Division officers were dispatched. A SWAT roll was later declared.

Superintendent Ferguson briefed media from the scene of this ongoing operation. The briefing was staged on location (St. Maurice Avenue at Charters Street) at 7 p.m.

Watch the briefing in its entirety below:

No further details are currently available.

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