Early on Tuesday morning, February 20, 2024, Lafayette Police were called to a residence at 618 St. Camille Street following a report of a stabbing. The incident, occurring at approximately 6:25 a.m., left one individual injured but with non-life-threatening injuries.

First responders provided immediate medical aid to the victim on the scene before they were transported to a local hospital by Acadian Ambulance. The situation escalated when the suspect involved in the stabbing barricaded themselves inside the residence, prompting a significant response from law enforcement.

The Lafayette Police Department deployed its SWAT Team and Negotiator Team to the location to address the standoff. These specialized units are currently engaged in efforts to ensure a safe resolution to the incident.

The Lafayette Police Department has confirmed that the investigation into the stabbing is ongoing and has assured the public that updates will be provided as new information becomes available. Community members with any information regarding the incident are encouraged to contact the Lafayette Police Department or Lafayette Crime Stoppers at (337) 232-TIPS (8477). Information can also be submitted anonymously through the LPD App or the P3 TIPS Mobile App.

This event has caused a heavy police presence to the Saint Streets area so be alert if you're in the area.

We will provide updates as they become available.

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