A suspect who was in a standoff with Baton Rouge police for 17 hours was shot and taken to the hospital with gunshot wounds late Tuesday morning, authorities said.

[UPDATE, 12:15 p.m., Aug. 27, 2019BRPD chief: Officers did everything possible to end standoff 'peacefully' before killing suspect]

East Baton Rouge Emergency Medical Services spokesman Brad Harris confirmed that the suspect had been transported from the scene.

The incident in the 4200 block of Sycamore started around 5 p.m. Monday after a traffic stop and ended around 10:30 a.m. Tuesday.


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Police said the suspect shot at officers but that no officers were injured.

Several residents remained outside of their homes since Monday afternoon. They set up chairs on the outskirts of police tape blocking off three or four blocks.

This story will be updated.