- WJTV News 12
- Four people died during a 12-hour hostage standoff in Clinton, Mississippi, on Saturday.
- Cops were initially called to the scene at 2:30 a.m. Saturday morning following reports of a domestic disturbance at a residence on Foxhill Drive.
- Two young children were released from the home at 11 a.m.
- The suspect was apprehended at 2 p.m.
Law enforcement officials confirmed four people died after a domestic dispute led to a hostage standoff in Clinton, Mississippi, on Saturday.
According to WJTV News 12, police were called to Foxhill Drive around 2:30 a.m. Saturday morning following reports of a domestic disturbance at the residence. The situation soon escalated as officers received fire from the suspect when they arrived.
“At about 2:30 am our officers responded to a scene over here behind us to a disturbance in progress,” Clinton Police Chief Ford Hayman told WJTV News 12. “When our officers arrived they received fire from the suspect. The suspect then retreated into his home.”
Over 50 police cars and a swat team surrounded the home by sunrise, and two small children were eventually released from the home around 11 a.m.
The situation escalated again at 12:30 p.m. when gunshots were heard from inside the home.
The suspect was then apprehended by 2 p.m., when officers discovered that four people had died.
The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation has taken over the investigation, and has confirmed that the suspect has been taken into custody. No law enforcement officers were injured during the standoff.