Hostage situation ends peacefully - - Jackson, MS

Hostage situation ends peacefully

JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - A hostage situation forces an evacuation for some residents in a South Jackson neighborhood.

Jackson police, swat team members and hostage negotiators were called to the 100 block of Ferguson Drive Tuesday night.

Officer Colendula Green tells WLBT that Jason Ward, 32, barricaded his pregnant girlfriend and their 4 year old child inside a home.

When police arrived on the scene, they found a domestic dispute taking place.

Hostage negotiators and the swat team were called out.

Ward eventually surrendered after about four hours.


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