A New Iberia man was hospitalized for psychological evaluation Tuesday night after he had an almost six-hour standoff with deputies on Oak Street, the Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office said.
The man, 43, barricaded himself inside his home in the 100 block of Oak Street after deputies arrived there around 4 p.m. in reference to a disturbance call, said Maj. Ryan Turner, Sheriff’s Office spokesman.
The man had been involved in an “altercation” with his father outside of the home, where the two men lived together, Turner said in a new release on Wednesday.
When deputies began to approach the man, he ran inside — possibly armed — and stopped communicating with the deputies, Turner said. The Iberia Parish Coroner’s Office then issued a protective custody order “due to the (man) possibly being a danger to himself or others,” Turner said.
The SWAT team and crisis negotiators tried to communicate with the man “for several hours after the initial incident” before tear gas forced him from the home around 9:50 p.m., and he was taken into custody, Turner said.
Residents in the immediate area of the home, who were evacuated as a precaution, were able to return home “a couple of hours” after the man was taken into custody, Turner said.
Detectives are investigating to determine if criminal charges will be filed, Turner said.