IUKA – Multiple law enforcement agencies have surrounded a house in rural Tishomingo County.
While there is an armed man, a woman and a child inside the house, Mississippi Department of Public Safety public affairs director Warren Strain said it is more of a standoff than a hostage situation.
“The Highway Patrol SWAT team is on the scene but the whole objective is to have a peaceful resolution that ends with no one getting hurt,” said Strain around five hours into the standoff.
The Tishomingo County Sheriff's Office responded to a domestic violence call around 5:15 p.m. Friday to a house on County Road 201. The house is in a rural area southwest of Iuka, near the Alabama state line.
“There is a man inside the house with a shotgun, but he has not fired the shotgun at law enforcement,” said Strain. It was not immediately clear if the 45-year-old man had fired the weapon at anyone else.
In addition to Tishomingo County deputies and the MHP SWAT team, uniformed Highway Patrol troopers and Mississippi Bureau of Investigation officers are on the scene.