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Discovery of stolen vehicle sparked standoff with teens

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A SWAT team was called out to aid in the potentially violent standoff, and at least 20 different law enforcement vehicles were on the scene during the incident. A SWAT team was called out to aid in the potentially violent standoff, and at least 20 different law enforcement vehicles were on the scene during the incident.
JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Two 16-year-old boys are behind bars after a standoff with police Sunday night in south Jackson.

According to Chief Rebecca Coleman with the Jackson Police Department, the standoff happened around 10 p.m. at 1115 Shalimar Dr. in south Jackson.

Assistant Chief Lee Vance says it all started when patrolling officers spotted a Nissan Altima stolen during a carjacking on April 30 in the driveway of the home.

As officers pulled up to the house, two individuals ran inside.

Officers followed the two teens into the home. They found the first hiding under a bed, and he was quickly taken into custody.

Police say the second teen barricaded himself in the attic. The Jackson SWAT team was called to the scene, and at least 20 different law enforcement vehicles were on the scene during the incident.

After two hours of negotiating, the teen surrendered.

Both teens are being charged with receiving stolen property.

"At this point we can't put them at the scene of that crime so that particular part of the investigation is ongoing.  There may have been a third suspect involved in the actual taking of the vehicle but right now we feel pretty comfortable we can prove they were actually both in the vehicle," Vance said.

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