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VPD responds to Christmas Day hostage situation



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Vicksburg Police Department Special Response Team was alerted on Christmas Day when a domestic disturbance between brothers led to a hostage situation.

According to a press release, on Sunday, officers responded to First North Street just after 6 a.m. to a disturbance call involving a firearm.

The release states that when officers arrived, they spoke with an individual who identified himself as a friend of brothers Terrance Carter, 42, of Clinton, Mississippi, and Reginald Carter, 44, of Vicksburg, who were involved in a fight inside the residence. The complainant stated Terrance Carter fired a gun and that both of the Carter brothers and the complainant’s parents were inside the home.

The report goes on to state that officers were able to evacuate the complainant’s mother from the residence, but not his father nor either of the Carters. The complainant’s father attempted to leave the house before Terrance Carter grabbed him and pulled him back inside, closing the front door behind him. Reginald Carter reportedly ran from the house a short time later.

The Vicksburg Police Department Special Response Team was alerted as it was considered a hostage situation.

Terrance Carter was taken into custody after the team entered the home. No one was reported injured.

Terrance Carter is being held without bond until his initial appearance in court on Wednesday for the charges of aggravated assault and kidnapping.

Reginald Carter was taken into custody for an outstanding felony warrant from Texas for probation violation and will be extradited.

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