An evacuation remained in effect at a Lafayette apartment complex Tuesday evening after State Police found explosive devices among a large collection of weapons at a shooting suspect’s home.
Authorities were treating the items as live explosives and were in the process of transporting them from the Bell Downs apartment complex on Guilbeau Road, State Police spokesperson Brooks David said.
The Lafayette Police Department called in State Police and evacuated the apartment complex Tuesday afternoon while searching the home of 34-year-old Jacob Daigle, who’s accused of firing off rounds Monday night outside of his apartment, police spokesperson Cpl. Nicole Benoit said.
Police on Tuesday were looking for the gun Daigle is accused of firing and found “more weapons than they expected,” including some unrecognizable weapons, Benoit said.
Before the alleged explosives were found, Daigle was being held on a count of illegal discharge of a firearm in the Monday night incident but had not been booked, Benoit said.