Smoothie World Stand Off

Lafayette Parish Sheriff Deputies were involved with an unusual stand-off Thursday evening outside a Hub City business near the intersection of Pinhook and Verot School Road.

According to deputies the trouble started when an individual identified as Tai Ngyuen, the owner of Smoothie World, ordered everyone to leave his business and then locked himself inside.

Efforts were made to communicate and establish a dialogue with Ngyuen, but when those efforts proved unsuccessful deputies were able to obtain another key to the business.

Once inside deputies say Ngyuen resisted efforts to take him into custody but no one was seriously injured.

At last report the Ngyuen was being treated for minor injuries and will be facing several charges. It's still not clear what prompted the stand-off.

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