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Man charged in St. Charles Parish for Sunday standoff

Vincent Hollins can be seen in this still image from Sunday night's standoff on I-10 Vincent Hollins can be seen in this still image from Sunday night's standoff on I-10

St. Charles Parish, La.- The man who was involved in a four hour standoff on Interstate 10 Sunday evening now faces charges of illegal carrying and discharge of a weapon and aggravated obstruction of a highway.

State Troopers say 37-year-old Vincent Hollins of Ferriday, La., exited his vehicle around 6 p.m. Sunday and took a seat on the side of the interstate armed with a handgun. 

The incident happened on I-10 Westbound just past the I-310 overpass where drivers enter the Bonnet Carre Spillway, causing major delays back into Kenner, LaPlace and also along I-310 for several miles.

The standoff came to an end just before 10:30 p.m. when Hollins jumped over the side of the bridge into the water.

The St. Charles Sheriff's Office, along with Wildlife and Fisheries agents, were already stationed in the water to take Hollins into custody.

Hollins was booked into the St. Charles Parish Correctional Center.

Investigators are still looking into his motives and events leading up to his actions.

 

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