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Fugitive round-up continues; numerous arrests made

U.S. Marshals Service and NOPD gather Tuesday morning U.S. Marshals Service and NOPD gather Tuesday morning
A list of criminals from Crime Stoppers A list of criminals from Crime Stoppers
Officers in Opperation Clean Sweep surround home where murder suspect was beleived to be staying Officers in Opperation Clean Sweep surround home where murder suspect was beleived to be staying

U.S. Marshals and New Orleans police surrounded a home where a murder suspect was believed to be staying on Tuesday morning. However, the suspect was not inside. 

Now, officials move on in an effort to track down a list of ‘career criminals.'

Despite a slow Tuesday morning, Operation Clean Sweep is in full swing. Law-enforcement officers look to track down 50 individuals in the next two weeks.

It's a joint effort between the U.S. Marshals, the New Orleans Police Department, the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office and other agencies to get suspects with warrants for violent crimes off the streets and in jail. The suspects range in age and crimes.

“These people are wanted for physical and violent offenses,” said U.S. Marshal Mark Gunnoe. “So we're talking about aggravated assaults, aggravated batteries, stabbings, shootings, sexual offenses, sexual batteries, sexual assaults, and there's some homicide suspects as well that we're looking for.”

Operation Clean Sweep started Sunday. So far, officers state they have taken 10 people into custody.

Although they did not arrest anyone on the first attempt Tuesday morning, they're now regrouping to go after someone else.

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