A significant police presence is currently at the LaPlace Walmart on Airline Highway.
The St. John Sheriff’s Office announced at 4:12 p.m. that the situation is now under control.
Nevertheless, law enforcement will remain on-site, and shoppers have reported leaving the store after hearing sirens and concerns of a possible shooter.
At least 2 persons have been taken into custody.
Police officers are present at the location, guiding individuals who are arriving at the store.
The St. John Parish Sheriff’s Office has informed us that the situation at Walmart is connected to an incident that occurred at a nearby apartment complex.
Fortunately, there were no injuries reported at Walmart.
Further details will be provided as they become accessible.
This is a developing story that will be updated when more information is available.