Deputies in standoff with escaped inmate near Pocahontas Street

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Photo by Antione Lacey.

East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s deputies and Baton Rouge Police officers are reportedly in a standoff with an inmate who escaped from a local hospital shortly before 4 a.m. Sunday.

Law enforcement officers are trying to apprehend 20-year-old Cecil Williams, who they have been in a standoff with since before noon.

Photo courtesy of EBRSO.

Police arrested Williams on Monday, Feb. 24 on armed robbery, attempted first degree murder and aggravated kidnapping, according to EBRSO Public Information Director Casey Rayborn Hicks.

Williams is allegedly inside a house near Pocahontas and Choctaw streets, according to Hicks.

Traffic is blocked off in the surrounding area.

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