||Update: Hostage situation ends in Lee County
LEE COUNTY, Miss. (WTVA) — A man and woman made it out of a home alive early Saturday after one held the other hostage east of Saltillo.
Lee County Sheriff Jim Johnson says tear gas was used to end the standoff with law enforcement at the home on County Road 1359.
Sheriff's deputies responded around 8 p.m. Friday to a domestic dispute call at another location nearby in the Spring Hill area.
The man involved somehow made it to the home with the woman, whom Johnson described as "an acquaintance."
It was originally believed the man, whose name has not been released, was by himself in a shop on his property. Deputies later found out he was holding a woman hostage in a home.
Johnson reported the standoff ending around 12:30 a.m.