A man accused of kidnapping his girlfriend, putting a gun to her head and holing up inside a home for hours Monday morning while police tried to talk him into coming outside has been caught.
The Baton Rouge Police Special Response Team found the man hiding in the home’s attic in between the rafters and covered in insulation, Police Sgt. Don Stone said just before 9:15 a.m..
“That’s what took so long. He was in a place nobody would have ever gone,” Stone said.
The SRT team stormed into the home at 2215 Carleton Drive to try to apprehend the man around 7:30 a.m. or so.
Stone said police got a call around 2:25 a.m. reporting a woman who said her boyfriend kidnapped her and wouldn’t let her leave the home near Fairfield Avenue and N. 38th Street.
The victim told police 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 to come out of the house.
“The man had not responded to police all morning,” Stone said around 8:30 a.m.
The man reportedly had guns with him in the house, Stone said.