Hostage situation at Winn Dixie shuts down Pass Rd at Cowan Rd

GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - Gulfport Police are working a hostage situation at the Winn Dixie on Pass Road.  Police are asking drivers to avoid that area.

Police confirmed to WLOX News there is one gunman and one hostage inside the store.  Officers are working to make sure all others in the store when the gunman entered are accounted for and safe.

Pass Road from DeBuys Road to Cowan Road is shut down.  Traffic on Cowan Road is being diverted to side streets.

Gulfport Police have also asked Biloxi Police for assistance responding to emergency calls in the city east of Cowan Road.

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