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Haughton man arrested after 2-hour standoff with deputies

Thursday, September 27, 2012 - 12:15pm

 A Haughton man was arrested Wednesday following a two-hour standoff in which he threatened to blow up his neighborhood.

At 4:50 p.m., Bossier deputies were alerted to a man in the Dogwood neighborhood, where Jospeh Drozd, 59, was claiming he had turned on the gas inside his house and was prepared to blow it up.

Authorities immediately began an evacuation of the area surrounding the 2600 block of Southcrest Drive as a precaution.

During the standoff, negotiators contacted Drozd in attempt to end the incident peacefully. He repeatedly became angry with peacemakers and hung up on them.

Around 6:30 p.m., deputies were able to cut off the gas supply to the house, leading to Drozd giving himself up about 15 minutes later in the backyard. No one else was inside the home.

Drozd has pending charges of terrorizing, aggravated battery and resisting arrest by force. He was taken to a local hospital for evaluation.

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