NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) — Officials with the New Orleans Police Department said the suspect was taken into custody around 10:00 p.m.

They said the stand-off lasted seven hours and charges are pending.

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NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) — The New Orleans Police Department SWAT team is engaged in a stand-off with a man who is allegedly responsible for a hit-and-run crash in Gentilly.

NOPD officials said a SWAT roll was declared around 3:00 p.m. in the 3700 block of Bruxelles Street on Tuesday, Sept. 12.

They said officers received a report that a man allegedly hit a woman’s car and fled the scene to his house.

Police said officers tracked the suspect to his home, where he allegedly confronted and threatened them before going back inside the house and barricading himself inside.

Nearby resident Glenda was out for a walk when she noticed the commotion.

“Well, I was coming as I was going to run to the store and just get a beer and what I did, I was like ‘ok everything is all blocked off.’ So, I tried to go all the way down the furthest I could to turn left and then that’s when I noticed what is going on,” she said.

According to one neighbor, accidents in this area are common. However, he’s never seen anything escalate like this.

“That’s a very, very dangerous spot right there. I’ve seen kids get hit by cars and killed. Man ran one time and killed a little boy. Hit him right here on Paris Avenue. Kept on going and you know I’ve been seeing all kinds of accidents right there,” said nearby resident Barry Hamlett.

Multiple police vehicles and two SWAT trucks made their way to the scene, making some question if a response this big is needed.

“Kinda hard to say but this is a very big presence, so it just really leads me to feel like this is something pretty bad because I haven’t seen this many cars respond like this in a while,” said Glenda.

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