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Armed standoff on I-20 Wednesday night ends without a shot



Landon Fleming (Photo courtesy Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office)

After hours of high drama that included a high-speed chase and an armed standoff, Louisiana authorities booked Landon Mitchell Fleming, 38, into jail.

The incident started in Monroe, La., around 4:25 p.m. Wednesday, when Monroe, La., police got a call that Flemming was following a former girlfriend and pointing a gun at himself, reports KNOE.

Officers located Flemming in his vehicle, but he sped off, ran a red light and got on Interstate 20 heading east. An officer saw Flemming put a gun to his head while he was driving.

The Louisiana State Police joined the chase, which reached speeds of 120 mph and went through three parishes. It started in Ouachita, went through Richland Parish and ended in Madison when the Madison Parish Sheriff’s Office set up a spike strip to stop the car.

Flemming’s vehicle hit the strip, and he stopped at Exit 171 in Tallulah, KNOE reports. There, he held off police for four hours by pointing a gun at his head.

Police stopped eastbound traffic on I-20 and diverted it around the scene.

The standoff ended around 10 p.m. with no shooting after a police negotiator was called in.

Flemming is being held in the Ouachita Correctional Center. He is charged with stalking, aggravated assault with a firearm, aggravated flight from an officer, aggravated obstruction of a highway of commerce and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Flemming posted this live video to his Facebook page around 10 a.m.Wednesday, in between several posts mentioning his former girlfriend.

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