December 16, 2020  |  09:05 am

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s SWAT team is currently on scene in the River Gardens neighborhood near Slidell with a wanted individual who has barricaded himself inside a residence after firing upon a STPSO lieutenant who was patrolling in the area of John Drive and Peachtree Drive.

The lieutenant’s vehicle was struck but the lieutenant was not injured.

STPSO is asking residents to avoid the area at this time as it is an active scene. More information will be provided as it becomes available.