Stand-Off in Jonesboro; Police, SWAT on the Scene

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Jonesboro Police Department are responding to a stand-off situation off Highway 1 in Jonesboro Friday afternoon.

The incident began around 12:15 PM. Police believe the suspect is holding himself hostage and believe he is armed and suicidal.

Police say the man has barricaded himself inside his home. They have had no voice contact with the suspect, although negotiators are on-scene.

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