Woman, child safe after SWAT deploys

A woman walks toward members of the Jackson Police

A woman walks toward members of the Jackson Police SWAT team after walking out of 640 Old Humboldt Rd., in North Jackson, Friday, Dec. 1. Police responded to a report of a woman behind held against her will. The suspect surrendered peacefully to police. (Photo: KENNETH CUMMINGS/The Jackson Sun)

The Jackson Sun

Jackson Police Chief Julian Wiser confirmed a woman and child are safe after police responded to a report they were being held against their will by a suspect earlier this afternoon.

Wiser said police responded to a call in a residence in the area of Old Humboldt Road around 12:10 p.m.

“Patrol officers responded along with hostage negotiators and the special operations division to include the S.W.A.T. unit,” Wiser said. “Negotiators made contact with suspect by phone and he came out and surrendered.”

Wiser said the suspect, who has not been identified, was unarmed at the time he was arrested.

Wiser said once the suspect is formally charged, there will be a release on the suspect.

The investigation is ongoing and Wiser said they are investigating the incident as a domestic violence incident.

Police and responding agencies used Northside Assembly Church on Oil Well Road as a command camp during the situation.

“We wanted a safe ending, so we made sure that we had all our resources out here to end this incident in a safe manner,” Wiser said.

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