Swat Team called to East State Street after suspect barricades himself in apartment

Swat Team called to East State Street after suspect barricades himself in apartment
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POSTED: Monday, October 29, 2012 - 3:30pm

UPDATED: Monday, October 29, 2012 - 3:38pm

BRPD’s Swat Team was called out to East State Street this weekend after a man allegedly tried to stab someone and then attempted to break into his apartment.

The Baton Rogue Police Department reports that the incident occurred on Saturday, Oct. 27 at roughly 11:00 p.m. The suspect, Michael Eichler, 44, is accused of attempting to stab another man with a knife. He then allegedly attempted to break into the victim’s apartment.

Officers were called to the home on Tula Street where the incident happened. They were able to identify Eichler as a suspect and then located him a short distance away at his home on East State Street. However, Eichler reportedly barricaded himself inside the apartment.

Officials say the BRPD Swat Team was called out to coax the suspect out. He was taken into custody a short time later.

Eichler was booked in the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison for Aggravated Burglary, Aggravated Assault, Disturbing the Peace and Resisting an Officer.
 

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