Detectives are aware of at least nine instances in the past several weeks where people set up a meeting and were then robbed.
The crash happened just after 2:10 p.m. near the 86.5 mile marker.
Authorities say Patterson became agitated while completing a job application last November and cut the manager on the chest, arm and wrist.
Lafayette Police Sgt. Chad Robinson said they are hoping the additional funds will help them handle the influx of traffic.
The zoo announced Friday that the surviving panda cub is male and the son of the zoo’s male panda Tian Tian.
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Walkers and motorists should avoid the area while authorities remain on scene.