All clear given after brief police standoff in Brownell Homes

There were a few tense moments around noon on Friday as Morgan City Police Department investigated a barricaded subject in a Brownell Homes apartment who was suspected of having a firearm in their possession.

At approximately 12:00 pm, officers with the Morgan City Police Department responded to the area of Mallard St. In Brownell Homes in regards to a subject barricaded inside of a residence with a firearm and was threatening bodily harm to himself.

Officers arrived and the situation was quickly diffused when Eric Carter, 29 years of age, was taken into custody without incident. No firearm was located during the search of the residence. Carter was detained on an active arrest warrant held by the 6th Ward Morgan City Court and was transported to Teche Regional Medical and is awaiting medical evaluation.