Police breach motel room to capture woman barricaded inside with child
BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - A woman being served a warrant was taken into custody after refusing to leave a motel room with her son on the morning of Tuesday, May 2.
After an hours-long standoff, a woman was taken into custody and her son was handed over to the Department of Children and Family Services.
A spokesman with the Baton Rouge Police Department identified the woman as Danetta Atterbery, 34. Authorities reported Atterbery had her 10-year-old son inside the motel with her.
“We came out here to assist state police looking for a 34-year-old female,” said L’Jean McKneely with BRPD.
Police said the scene was on Thomas H. Delpit Drive. BRPD officers assisted Louisiana State Police with a warrant from Kansas regarding the woman, who was wanted for aggravated battery, the spokesman added.
She ended up in Baton Rouge where she barricaded herself inside a room at the Southside Motel with her son, according to investigators.
“State Police Task Force was tracking her. They found her here,” explained McKneely.
A large portion of a neighborhood was blocked off at Thomas H. Delpit Drive and Lorri Burgess Avenue when the task force was calling for her to come out.
“With call and text, we are on loudspeaker asking her to come out and follow police instruction,” added McKneely.
After hours of negotiations, Atterbery still refused to come out. That’s when a special resource team breached the door and took her and her son without incident.
“Any situation where it is dangerous to officers and the community. They are trained. They have all the resources,” said McKneely.
No injuries were reported.
The Department of Children and Family Services released the below statement:
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