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Man in custody after River Ridge SWAT standoff

Jefferson Parish sheriff's deputies defused a SWAT situation with a Taser last night, taking a father into custody.

The sheriff's office says 23-year-old Devin McMorris was holding his wife and two children hostage in the 9200 block on 5th Street. He is in the Jefferson Parish Correctional Center booked with "attempted murder of a police officer."

McMorris released his family to first responders around 8 p.m., but kept SWAT officers there until 11 p.m.

He threatened to kill himself and even shot at a robot owned by the sheriff's office.

A SWAT officer was able to stun McMorris when he stepped outside the home.

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