A standoff in the usually quiet town of Mamou has been underway for several hours. 

Mamou Police tell KPEL news Chief Greg Dupuis is at a home in the two-hundred block of East Street helping with negotiations.  Authorities are trying to convince a man inside the home to surrender.  One residents on East Street tells KPEL news this evening it's been going on for too long and something should be done soon. Officials with the Mamou Fire Department tell KPEL news they're on the scene as well for safety sake.