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The Latest: Louisiana gov mum on details of mansion intruder

April 23, 2019

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Latest on the Louisiana State Police disclosure that a man was arrested after somehow getting inside the state Governor’s Mansion last week (all times local):

1:30 p.m.

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards is refusing to divulge details about a breach of security last week at the Governor’s Mansion in Baton Rouge.

State police recently disclosed that they arrested a man found sleeping on a couch in the mansion early last Wednesday. Reynard Green faces charges including criminal trespass and criminal damage to property.

At a Louisiana Press Association luncheon, Edwards said Tuesday that he wouldn’t comment while the investigation is ongoing. He wouldn’t say whether he and his wife were at the mansion at the time.

Edwards expressed confidence in the ability of state police to keep him and his family safe.

Says Edwards, “At no time were we anything other than safe.”

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7 a.m.

Louisiana State police have disclosed they arrested a man last week accused of trespassing at the Governor’s Mansion and damaging property.

Reynard Green of Baton Rouge was booked Wednesday on counts including simple burglary, criminal trespass and criminal damage to property.

East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff Sid Gautreaux says booking records show Green was found sleeping on a couch and had broken an antique table.

Authorities wouldn’t immediately comment on whether Gov. John Bel Edwards or his family were in the mansion at the time.

State Police spokesman J.B. Slaton said Monday that Green also assaulted two law enforcement officers after being taken to a police headquarters.

It wasn’t immediately clear whether Green had an attorney.

Few details of what happened were immediately available and the incident remains under investigation.

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