Update: The suspect, 30-year-old John Hedden of Indiana, in the standoff has died from what appears to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to our news partners at KATC.

A man is refusing to make contact with Opelousas Police as a standoff situation has been happening since early Sunday morning.

According to our news partners at KATC, the standoff has been happening since 3:30 a.m. as OPD responded to a domestic assault and battery. Fortunately, the victim was able to escape but the suspect is not cooperating with authorities.