LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY) — Multiple police agencies are on the scene of a barricaded situation at a Lafayette home.

As of 4:40 p.m. the incident is unfolding in the area of Begnaud Drive near Venus Street.

An initial report has revealed that US Marshals with assistance from the Lafayette Police Department SWAT team were serving a warrant to a male suspect accused of rape.

Lafayette Police Spokesperson Sgt. Robin Green said agents believe the suspect to be armed.

She said police are attempting to make contact with the suspect in hopes of arranging a peaceful surrender.

This is a developing story. We will update as this matter unfolds.