Hostage situation in north MS as man holding 10 year old girl at gunpoint

A hostage situation in North Mississippi is heading towards being active for 24 hours as a man in Itawamba county is holding a 10 year old girl at gunpoint.

According to authorities in Itawamba county, they have been in contact with the male and the hostage since yesterday.

At around 1 p.m. on December 29th, police were called to a home in rural Itawamba County with reports of a girl being held hostage. SWAT units and other hostage negotiators were called in to assist.

It was later confirmed that there were two males in the residence, but only one was holding the girl hostage. The status of the other male is unknown at this time.

We wil update this story.

Jon Ross Myers

Jon Ross Myers is the executive editor and publisher of the Mississippi News Network, Mississippi's largest digital only media company. He can be reached at editor@tippahnews.com

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