UPDATE: After a nearly four-hour standoff, negotiators were able to assist with the children’s safe release and the Slidell Police S.W.A.T. team took 34-year-old Thomas Wells into custody.

The incident ended around 9:40 p.m.

SLIDELL, La (WGNO) — On April 29, the Slidell Police Department warned residents in a Slidell neighborhood to stay indoors.

According to Slidell PD, the Slidell Police SWAT team was deployed in the area of Slidell Avenue and Pine Tree St.

Slidell Police said more details will be released as they become available.

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