Suspect in custody following barricade at north Jackson house

JACKSON, Tenn. – Jackson Police responded to a barricade situation on North Highland Avenue around 4 p.m. Wednesday afternoon after receiving a call regarding a domestic situation at a local store.

Before the police reached the store, the suspect went to a nearby house, according to police.

“We had information that he was in the residence with a three year old child who was not his child. It was a child of domestic violence victim, “said Julian Wiser, Jackson Police Chief.

Chief Wiser says after police reached the house the suspect refused to come out.

“The situation became a barricade, he didn’t come out, so we had our negotiators and tactical officers on the ground,” said Chief Wiser.

Wiser says they wanted to make sure the suspect didn’t hurt anyone.

“The negotiators managed to get him to release the child. The child was unharmed, the negotiations continued, and later he gave up on himself, ”said Chief Wiser.

Police aren’t sure why the suspect barricaded himself, but they found more information about the suspect after he was in custody.

“He’s also a suspect in another criminal investigation we’re conducting. Officials are on site with the criminal investigation department and are currently executing a search warrant, ”said Chief Wiser.

Wiser says the local police could have got everyone out safely.

“Nobody was injured, the child was not injured and the suspect is on remand,” said Chief Wiser.

Jackson Police were unable to reveal the suspect’s identity, but Chief Wiser told us the suspect was born in 1993.

We will have more updates as they become available.

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