A male body was found near the railroad tracks in the Riverbend area early Tuesday, New Orleans police said.
The body was found at the intersection of Leake and South Carrollton avenues, NOPD spokeswoman Ambria Washington said shortly after 7 a.m.
Because of a large police presence, congestion in the area is possible on Tuesday morning, WWL-TV reported. Classes at the YMCA Castle Kids Child Development Center, which is in that area, were canceled Tuesday.
Plethora of officers gathered looking at incident at Leake Ave and Dublin in Carrollton area. pic.twitter.com/0hyrF0dgDI— Duke Carter II (@dcarterII) March 21, 2017