Ongoing standoff in Sturgis

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STURGIS, MISS. (WCBI) – An ongoing standoff on Highway 12.

Law enforcement officers say the situation started around 6:30p.m. Thursday night. 

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After initially being closer to the scene, law enforcement officers would not let citizens get close for their own safety.

Officers have confirmed this is an ongoing stand-off and are not releasing any details about what has happened. 

Property owners say there is an alleged suspect in a pool just outside their homes and refuses to come out.

Sturgis Police Department, Oktibbeha County Sheriff Department, Choctaw County Sheriff Department, Tupelo Police Department, and Mississippi Highway Patrol, were among those on the scene. 

We will continue to release new information as it develops.