Upward of 20 homes in a Baton Rouge neighborhood were evacuated Monday after a man kidnapped his girlfriend at gunpoint and then holed up inside a house for hours, a police spokesman said.
The incident put police in a standoff with the man, later identified as Terrance Hines, 27, that ended without serious injury, said city police spokesman Sgt. Donald Stone.
Police got a call at 2:25 a.m. from a woman who said Hines kidnapped her and wouldn’t let her leave the home at 2215 Carleton Drive, Stone said.
The victim said the man held a gun to her head and threatened to kill her, Stone said.
Police arrived and the woman ran out of the home at some point with some of her clothes torn off, Stone said.
Stone said police spent most of the morning trying to get the man out of the house.
“The man had not responded to police all morning,” Stone said, adding the man reportedly had guns with him in the house.
The Baton Rouge Special Response Team stormed into the home about 7:30 a.m. to try to apprehend the man, Stone said.
They found the man hiding in the home’s attic about 9:15 a.m. in between the rafters and covered in insulation, Stone said.
“That’s what took so long,” Stone said. “He was in a place nobody would have ever gone.”
Hines fought police after being found and tried to kick out the window of a patrol unit, Stone said. Hines had to be transported from the scene in a van with bars on its windows, Stone said.
Hines was booked into Parish Prison on charges including aggravated assault, domestic abuse battery and false imprisonment.
Hines had an outstanding warrant for second-degree battery when he was arrested, Stone said. The victim in that case was the same woman involved in the alleged kidnapping.