Woman taken to local hospital after barricading herself inside Jackson hotel room

Police on the scene after woman barricades herself inside Jackson hotel room

JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - Jackson police responded Friday to a report of a disturbance at the In-Town Suites on I-55. It was the first of two calls to the motel this afternoon.

People staying at the hotel said a woman fired two shots in her hotel room and a window was broken out.

Police say they’re not sure why the woman had allegedly fired those shots through the window of her unit. When they were called to the scene, they were able to talk her down.

She seemed fine, they said, so they left the scene. Just an hour or so later, they were called back.

One of her neighbors, who didn’t want to be identified, told us what she saw when she pulled up at the motel.

“I saw a bunch of cops pull in and there were probably seven cops that pulled up fast,” she said. “And I seen a lady with a baby, drove up to the edge and got her and we were next to the store and she said she got off the elevator and saw her standing by the wall and then she ran in the room.”

During this situation, we saw authorities standing at the door, talking to the woman through the window, and trying to deescalate the situation.

As we talked to some of the residence of the motel, they seemed upset that the situation took place at all. Police said the woman has been taken to a local hospital.

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