Mansura woman surrenders weapon; standoff over


A potentially serious incident in Mansura ended with no injuries when police were able to convince a shotgun-weilding woman to put down her weapon during a two-hour standoff on Blackman Street.

Mansura Police Chief John Johnson said there were no injuries. The woman "passed out" after surrendering her weapon and was taken to a hospital for treatment.

Avoyelles Parish Sheriff's Office deputies assisted Mansura Police in handling the standoff on Blackman Street in Mansura.

The woman was described as being in her 50s and possibly distraught over a domestic issue. There were no other individuals involved.

Johnson said there was never a "hostage situation" and the shotgun was unloaded. He thanks all of the officers who responded to assist in the incident, including those from State Police, Avoyelles Sheriff's Office and the Town of Cottonport.

There are no charges pending against the woman at this time, Johnson said.


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