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SWAT Team called in Clay Co. hostage situation

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CLAY COUNTY, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

A SWAT team had to be called in to defuse a hostage situation in Clay County Saturday night.

Sheriff Eddie Scott says the hostage taker, whose name hasn't been released, was in his home on Highway 46 west.

Officers were first called to the scene about 5 p.m. Saturday.

The hostage situation ended around 9:20 after the Lowndes County SWAT Team was called in.

Scott said multiple canisters of tear gas were used to force the suspect out of his house. The suspect was taken to the hospital for non-life threatening issues.

The hostage was not hurt.

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