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Man barricades self in home with 5-year-old son; police believe suspect is armed and dangerous: SWIPE for details

HOUMA, LA (WVUE) -

A man has barricaded himself inside of his home with his 5-year-old son, according to Houma police. Officers say the suspect is believed to be armed and dangerous.

Officers were called to a home in the 100 block of Wilson Avenue around 8 a.m. Thursday.

A 39-year-old woman told police that she was concerned for the well-being of her son, telling police that the child's father was not taking the 5-year-old to school. Officers arriving at the father's residence say that the suspect refused to speak to officers or exit the residence.

Officers have secured the area and are currently negotiating with the suspect, who police say is believed to be armed. Officers also say they believe that the 5-year-old boy is inside of the home as well.

Little information is known at this time. FOX 8 will update the story as details become available.

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