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Man arrested after hours-long standoff in Coushatta

According to Coushatta police, the incident began at 11: 30 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 14 on Ashland...
According to Coushatta police, the incident began at 11: 30 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 14 on Ashland Road. The home is near the elementary school; however, class is not in session.(KSLA)
Published: Jan. 14, 2022 at 12:44 PM CST|Updated: Jan. 14, 2022 at 2:37 PM CST
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COUSHATTA, La. (KSLA) - Crews from several northeast Louisiana law enforcement agencies responded to the scene of a standoff in Coushatta on the morning of Friday, Jan. 14.

According to Coushatta police, the incident began around 11: 30 a.m. at a home on Ashland Road. The home is near the elementary school, however, class is not in session.

Officials say an armed man, Valere DeWayne Fraizer, was inside the home.

According to Coushatta police, the incident began at 11: 30 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 14 on Ashland...
According to Coushatta police, the incident began at 11: 30 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 14 on Ashland Road. The home is near the elementary school; however, class is not in session.(KSLA)

The standoff continued for several hours, until Fraizer was arrested around 2:30 p.m. According to Mayor Johnny Cox, he was found in the attic of the home after police used tear gas to get him out.

Officials say one of the charges he’s wanted for is shooting at a Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s deputy recently.

CPD, Red River Parish Sheriff’s Office, Louisiana State Police, and the BCPD Special Operations and USMS Violent Offender Task Force responded to the incident.

This is a developing story. Stay with KSLA News 12 for updates.

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