NEW ORLEANS — A man who barricaded himself in a New Orleans home with two children is on the run, an NOPD spokesperson said.
Initially, police spokespersons said an Amber Alert would be issued for the two children, but a later correction from NOPD's Public Affairs Division said, a decision to issue an Amber Alert was not officially made as of 11:29 a.m Thursday.
The children were believed to be with Robert Moody, 47, in the Little Woods home, police said.
Moody faces charges of domestic abuse and aggravated assault with a firearm.
Around 7:45 a.m., after NOPD SWAT was on seen to negotiate the end of the standoff, police searched the home, but no one was there.
Police officers were sent to the area to look into reports of shots fired near Northgate and W Barrington drives at 11:30 p.m. Wednesday.
When they got there, officers found a male subject with a weapon who refused to speak to them. Instead, the subject barricaded himself in a home.
Police gave no further details.
Anyone willing to share information that can help police in the investigation can call CrimeStoppers at 504.822.1111 or toll-free 1.877.903.7867