Hostage Situation and Standoff in Jackson

A hostage situation is going on at a rooming house in Jackson. It all started this morning.
Police say 13 hostages have been released and at least one more person is still barricaded inside a home.
A 9-1-1 call came in earlier this morning from someone who said they were being held against their will inside the home. An officer responded to the address and knocked on the front door. The suspect answered the door, but immediately slammed it shut upon seeing the officer.
SWAT and hostage officers are on the scene trying to diffuse the situation.

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