Tupelo Police bring standoff to an end with no injuries

By Stephanie Rebman/NEMS Daily Journal

Tupelo Police were able to end a standoff with two people leaving a home and no injuries Saturday night.

Police received a welfare call from a home at 215 South Highland Street at 5:30 p.m., according to Tupelo Police Sgt. Jerry Davis. The police responded, but no one would come out of the home. Police were notified of a possible domestic situation by a third party. Other agencies were called in to help. TPD entered the home about 8:58 p.m. The standoff was over around 10 p.m.

Two people, a male and female, came out of the home and were reported to be in good condition.

Hostage negotiators talked with the suspect, James Brown, and talked him out of the home, according a post on the Tupelo Police Department Facebook page. Brown is charged with Felon in possession of a weapon, police said.

More as it is available.

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