September 3, 2023

Officials: Hostage taker dead in Grenada Walgreens barricade situation

Therese Apel

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9:50 P.M. UPDATE:

From the department of public safety  MBI received notification at approximately 5:00 p.m. of a hostage situation underway. Members of the Mississippi Highway Patrol SWAT Team arrived at the location to assist with this critical incident. The involved subject received fatal injuries. There were no other serious physical injuries reported to any other individuals at the scene.

9:10 P.M. UPDATE:

Sources report that thealleged hostage taker in the situation is dead. More information to come.

8:50 P.M. UPDATE:
The situation has been resolved. No word on injuries, nor has it been released what led to the situation. We will update as we find out more.

According to officials, a man has barricaded himself in the Walgreens in Grenada and apparently has hostages.

The Department of Public Safety says they have resources assisting the Grenada Police Department on the scene. So far it’s unclear if anyone has been injured.

MHP told WTVA in Tupelo that Highway 51 and Highway 8 are shut down.

Grenada Police Chief George Douglass told WTVA that he can’t release any information at this time.

This is a developing situation. We will keep you updated.

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