Man taken in custody following barricade situation in Suffolk; 3 people were taken hostage, police say


SUFFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — Authorities in Suffolk took a suspect into custody following a barricade situation near the Hampton Roads Parkway on Saturday, in which three people were taken hostage, police say.

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Ford Jackson (photo: Suffolk Police Department)

Police say they first received word of the situation around 12:45 p.m. when a caller reported that a person had a gun during a domestic-related disturbance. When police arrived on the scene, they determined the situation was in the area of 2200 block of Humphreys Drive.

45-year-old Ford Jackson was taken into custody and charged with armed burglary, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, abduction, attempted malicious wounding and shooting into an occupied dwelling.

The Crisis Negotiations Team, SWAT Team and multiple officers were on the scene for over five hours.

The investigation is ongoing, and police said in an update on Monday morning that there were three hostages in the barricade situation.

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