Officials with the Lafayette Police Department's SWAT unit are on the scene of a situation in which an armed man has barricaded himself inside a room of a home in the 200 block of West End Avenue.
Sergeant Robin Green with the Lafayette Police Department says officials have been on the scene of this situation since just past 4 o'clock today.
SWAT negotiators are working to get the person to surrender.
The victim in the home says he was hit in the face by a weapon being held by the suspect. He was able to get away and call for help.
We will keep you posted.
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Let's take a look at headline-catching cases involving armed robbery in 2022.
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Let's take a look back at headline-catching cases involving fentanyl in 2022.