Brandon ‘barricade situation’ comes to an end; No injuries reported

Published: Jun. 15, 2019 at 2:44 PM CDT|Updated: Jun. 15, 2019 at 2:45 PM CDT
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BRANDON, Miss. (WLBT) - After almost 10 hours, A barricade situation in the Brandon neighborhood of Glen Arbor came to an end Saturday afternoon.

A 40-year-old man was taken into custody around 1:15 p.m. with no injuries being reported.

According to Brandon Police Chief William Thompson, a call came into police headquarters around 3 a.m. Saturday morning regarding a disturbance in the neighborhood of Glen Arbor.

In the call, a wife said her husband had been drinking and the two had gotten into an argument. Frightened, she grabbed their child and then exited the house.

When police arrived at the scene, the husband said he was not going to come out and threatened harm to the officers if they came inside.

“Right now, nobody has been hurt,” Chief Thompson said in an interview Saturday morning. “He’s in the house alone, so we have time on our side. There’s no reason to make an entry and force his hand."

“Maybe he’ll get tired and come out on his own,” Thompson continued, “maybe he’ll come to his sense and come out. That’s what we’re hoping.”

It has also been confirmed that the man is a veteran, but Thompson would not offer anymore details. “I’m going to leave it at that,” he stated.

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