Amar also made threats to law enforcement referencing the 2016 Baton Rouge Police shooting where three officers lost their lives during an ambush.

On October 10, 2018, Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop A arrested 42-year-old Melvin Amar Jr. of Baton Rouge. The arrest came after he threatened to kill Troopers and other law enforcement officers during a traffic stop.

Shortly before 11:00 a.m., a Trooper patrolling Gardere Ln. near Burbank Dr. observed a Dodge Ram pickup truck with no license plate. The driver, Amar, was not wearing a seat belt. The Trooper initiated a traffic stop and began speaking with Amar. During the course of the stop Amar became agitated and made several verbal threats regarding the Troopers safety. Amar then made a hand gesture toward the Trooper depicting a gun and told the Trooper that he would shoot him.

The Trooper took Amar into custody and placed him under arrest. Amar continued making threats and vulgar statements towards the Trooper and his family after being placed in the patrol vehicle. Amar also made threats to law enforcement referencing the 2016 Baton Rouge Police shooting where three officers lost their lives during an ambush.

Amar was transported to the East Baton Rouge Parish Jail for booking and was found to be in possession of marijuana and Xanax. Amar was booked and charged with: Simple Assault, 2 counts of Public Intimidation, 2 counts of Introducing Contraband into a Penal Facility, Possession of Schedule I Drugs, Possession of Schedule II Drugs, No Seat Belt, No Inspection Sticker, and No Insurance.

Contributed by La. State Police