Lake Charles standoff ends peacefully

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - A standoff that closed streets and forced two schools to go into partial lockdown has ended.

The drama began around 2:30pm Tuesday afternoon, when a man barricaded himself in a home on Chandler Street after being served a warrant in a domestic violence case.

For several hours, deputies were unable to contact the man. Eventually, they used a robot to enter the house, and bring the man a phone.

34 year old Ashaki Kelly began talking with deputies and at around 6:45pm he gave himself up.

The sheriff's office says Kelly has a long criminal history.

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