*UPDATE* – The subject walked out of the house and surrendered without further incident. He will be transported to lockup and booked accordingly.
The Interstate has reopened.
NEW ORLEANS – A domestic disturbance call has now turned into a hostage situation in a residential neighborhood.
Police say a female was able to exit the house, and they believe the suspect is now the only person inside.
Officers were originally called to the 1800 block of Benefit Street around 1:15 P.M.
Police we told there was a subject firing a weapon inside of the home.
When police arrived, the subject began firing at the officers.
Officers requested assistance and a SWAT roll was declared.
The I-10 east/I-610 east split, I-610 east St. Bernard/Gentilly exits are closed.
Some streets in the area are also blocked off.
This is a developing situation. Check back for updates.