Heavy SPD presence in gated community results in no arrests, man “disengaged” after being armed


SHREVEPORT, La. (KTAL/KMSS) — An investigation is underway after Shreveport police received a 911 hangup call and found an armed man standing outside of a home in the Lakeside neighborhood Tuesday afternoon.

According to the Shreveport Police Department, officers received a call around 2:47 p.m. from a home in the Lakeside on Long Lake gated community on Avellino at Waters Edge Circle. Police say when they arrived at the scene, they saw 50-year-old Thomas Wilson standing outside and he was armed.

Wilson went back inside and refused to come out again as 15 units soon showed up along with two armored tactical vehicles and SPD Chief Ben Raymond.

SPD says someone inside of the home called 911 and officers initially treated the incident as a hostage situation until a few people came outside of the home and spoke with police.

Once everyone was outside except Wilson, officers say they went inside of the home and “disengaged him” with the assistance of hostage negotiators and ISRT’s.

Officers later determined that Wilson was not holding anyone hostage nor was he a threat to anyone.

This is a developing story and it will be updated as more information becomes available.

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