One man in custody after hostage situation in Harrison County

One man is in custody following a hostage situation in Harrison County this afternoon.

The incident took place at a trailer park off of Canal Road near Long Beach. Multiple agencies responded to the incident, including the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department, a SWAT team, and Gulfport police.

Sheriff Troy Peterson says a female was assaulted by her boyfriend, identified as Brandon Christopher Dawson, who was also holding her along with her two children inside the house, refusing to let them leave.

After several hours of negotiation, Dawson surrendered without incident. Harrison County deputies arrested 22-year-old Dawson on felony charges of aggravated domestic assault and three counts of kidnapping.

His bond is set at $500,000.

The woman was sent to Garden Park Hospital. The children were checked on scene and not harmed in the incident.

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