NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) — The NOPD began working a standoff at a home in New Orleans East on Wednesday.
Authorities say the suspect shot at officers and then barricaded himself inside a home in the 7700 block of Alabama Street.
No officers were injured in the shooting, however, a female victim was later taken to the hospital with a non-gunshot related injury.
Around 2 p.m., a SWAT roll was declared at the location, prompting several road closures. NOPD has closed off the following intersections to traffic:
- Downman Road at Morrison Road
- Downman Road at Hayne Boulevard
- West Laverne Street at Wales Street
NOPD asks citizens to avoid the area until the scene is secure.
This is a developing story with updates to come as more information becomes available. Check back to WGNO for the latest information.