NEW ORLEANS – After nine hours in a standoff situation, members of the New Orleans Police Department’s Special Operations Division, along with Seventh District officers today were able to negotiate with a man held up inside a New Orleans East home.
According to police, Chad Cabbin, 44, barricaded himself with a gun inside a home in the 6900 block of Bundy Road around 11:42 p.m. Sunday night.
Initially, Seventh District officers were called out to investigate a domestic disturbance complaint. When officers arrived, they knocked on the front door in an attempt to speak with those inside.
Police said two gunshots were heard coming from inside the home at which point, officers contacted the NOPD Special Operations Division who enacted a SWAT roll on the residence.
Cabbin's girlfriend and her two young children were also inside the house, police said.
The three were allowed to leave before the standoff began, but Cabbin’s girlfriend told police he hit her with the butt of his handgun while the two were arguing inside the house. The girlfriend was treated by EMS at the scene and released.
Cabbin surrendered to police around 8:40 a.m. Monday morning after NOPD SWAT officers used tear gas and forced entry as well as negotiation methods to draw him out.
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