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Child held hostage goes missing

(WMC-TV) - Mississippi law enforcement is searching for a child Sunday morning.

Originally, officials received calls of a child being held hostage at the Laurel Park Apartments in Walls, Mississippi.

The DeSoto County Sheriff's Office, TACT unit, and the Walls Police Department all responded to the scene.

The Walls Police Department originally contacted the Sheriff's Department and told officials of the potential situation.

Officials swarmed the building and did not find the child.

So far, neither a description of the child nor the child's age has been released.

Deputies confirmed a amber alert may be released on the youngster.

In the meantime, the DeSoto County Sheriff's Department is looking outside the city of Walls for the child.

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