Lafayette police still investigating after three-hour SWAT situation

Lafayette police say they believe a man involved with a SWAT situation Tuesday is now dead.

Posted: Mar. 13, 2018 7:24 PM
Updated: Mar. 13, 2018 11:52 PM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI)- Lafayette police say they believe a man involved with a SWAT situation Tuesday is now dead.

Police said around 2:45 p.m. a man shot off several rounds in a home on Washington Street in Lafayette. They said the man was intoxicated. Family members were inside of the home during the shots fired, but no one was injured. The family members then called police.

Investigators spent hours trying to get the man to come out of the home. He was considered dangerous because he was drunk and possibly armed. The Lafayette SWAT team tried to make negotiations with him.

The Tippecanoe County Coroner's Office is on their way. Police say the man is possibly dead, they are just waiting for the coroner to confirm it.

The scene at Holloway and Washington streets is stable. Police say it is an ongoing investigation.

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