Jackson police respond to domestic-related hostage situation

JACKSON, Tenn. — Jackson Police Chief Julian Wiser confirmed a woman and her child are safe after a hostage situation this afternoon in North Jackson.

Wiser said the suspect surrendered to police outside a home near Springtime Cove and Old Humboldt Road after negotiators contacted the man by phone. The man was not armed when he surrendered, but Wiser said police continued to search the home after the situation ended.

The woman is believed to be the girlfriend of the suspect involved. It is unknown if the child is the suspect’s, or from a previous relationship.

Jackson police, SWAT, and additional JPD units responded to the situation as a precaution.

“We wanted a safe ending, so we made sure that we had all of our resources out here to end this incident,” Wiser said.

The woman and child were not injured.

The incident is still under investigation.