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10 Standoff With Suicidal Pierre Part Man - Tuesday, November 30, 2010
On Monday, November 29, 2010, at approximately 5:00 a.m. a call was made to the Assumption Parish 911 Center. The caller indicated that her ex-husband, Tom Templet (W/M, 45 of 128 Dino Extension in Pierre Part, LA.) was threatening to kill himself and was attempting to gain entry into her residence at the time of the 911 call.

When deputies arrived, Templet had left the residence driving silver Chevy Tahoe. Deputies made contact with Templet via cell phone and Templet appeared to be very suicidal. At approximately 8:30 a.m., Templet was located at a family owned house boat on North Bay Rd. in Pierre Part, LA.

Deputies attempted to make contact with Templet who indicated, if anyone attempted to enter the house boat he would shoot himself. Deputies believed that Templet was armed with a handgun and secured a perimeter around the house boat.

A Crisis Negotiator along with members of the Assumption Parish SWAT Team was dispatched to the scene and began negotiation attempts with Templet. Later, Louisiana State Police were contacted and personnel and resources were sent to assist with the Sheriff's office with the situation. Negotiations continued for approximately 8 hours at which time, Templet refused to communicate with authorities. A device was used to get Templet's attention, at which time; he fired one round from inside the house boat in the direction of perimeter personnel. Shortly thereafter, Louisiana State Police SWAT team personnel fired tear gas into the house boat at which time; Templet fired two more shots before surrendering to law enforcement. Templet was taken into custody at approximately 6:30 p.m. and checked on scene by medics prior to being transported to the Assumption Parish Detention Center.

Templet was booked on the following charges: Attempted First Degree Murder of a Police Officer and Attempted Burglary. No bond has been set for Templet.


 

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