MARRERO, La. -- A SWAT roll in Marrero ended peacefully Monday afternoon after the man surrendered to deputies.
Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office spokesman Col. John Fortunato said deputies and the Jefferson Parish Coroner's office were serving a protective custody order at a home in the 5800 block of St. John Avenue when they called for the SWAT roll about 12:40 p.m.
Fortunato said deputies were worried the man inside the home might react violently, since they knew he had a military background and several guns.
After activating the SWAT roll, deputies say the man walked out of the home and surrendered peacefully. He is in custody.
"Because of the potential safety issue both for him and for the police, we activated the SWAT team. While we we getting in position, some of the officers observed him come outside with trash in his hands, to put the trash out. He was then taken into custody without incident," Fortunato said.