Suspect in custody, standoff ends peacefully in Bossier City’s Brookhaven neighborhood


Bossier City police have converged on a Stockwell neighborhood street where an armed standoff is reportedly under way inside a home on Tracy Lane. (Source: KTAL/KMSS Staff)

BOSSIER CITY, La. (KTAL/KMSS) – Police say a standoff in Bossier City’s Brookhaven neighborhood has ended with an arrest.

According to BCPD Public Information Officer Traci Landry, Samuel Culotta is charged with simple assault, simple assault domestic violence, aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer, and could be facing another charge of violating a protective order.

According to court records, Culotta had a protective order issued against him in May of 2019 that was set to expire on May 29, 2020. He was in jail at the time.

A mobile command center and SWAT vehicles arrived on the scene just before 1 p.m. Police could be heard using a megaphone to try to communicate with someone inside the home.

“At some point during those operations the suspect did come out of the house and point a weapon at our officers,” said Landry.” So, that will of course result in some charges.”

Landry said Culotta was physically removed from the home after tear gas was deployed.

Police say a female was on the scene at some point during the incident, but left the property. Culotta was the only person left in the house when he was taken into custody. There are no reports of any injuries.

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