Suspect of Hardeman Co. hostage situation in custody, police say

Published: Sep. 20, 2022 at 2:17 PM CDT|Updated: Sep. 20, 2022 at 10:04 PM CDT

HARDEMAN CO., Tenn. (WMC) - The Hardeman County Sheriff’s Office reported that the suspect of a hostage situation that erupted earlier in the day was arrested around 9 p.m. Tuesday night.

The hostage situation took place in a home in Hardeman County.

According to the county sheriff, an unknown suspect held three people captive Tuesday afternoon near Grand Junction.

One hostage was able to escape and she was transported to the hospital suffering from a gunshot wound.

Shots were fired at police with two hostages still inside, said the county sheriff. The sheriff said one hostage was an adult woman and the other was a child.

Both are reported as safe.

The situation started as a welfare check when someone asked police to check on their aunt.

Action News 5 had a crew on the scene gathering information.

Several residents told reporters that a portion of Highway 57 near the scene had been blocked by police since about 10 a.m.

The county sheriff said the office will be providing an update on Wednesday, Sept. 21.

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