Suspect dead, victim safe following Cherokee County hostage situation

Law enforcement vehicles and ambulances are parked on either side of State Highway 84 in...
Law enforcement vehicles and ambulances are parked on either side of State Highway 84 in Cherokee near the scene of an ongoing hostage situation. (Source: KLTV Staff)(KLTV Staff)
Published: Apr. 9, 2022 at 10:25 AM CDT|Updated: Apr. 9, 2022 at 12:49 PM CDT

CHEROKEE COUNTY, Texas (KLTV) - A day after it began, a hostage situation in Cherokee County is over.

According to the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office, the suspect is deceased and the victim is safe.

It’s unclear how the hostage situation came to an end.

It began Friday night along Highway 84 when a man barricaded himself in a mobile home with at least one female hostage.

Throughout the day on Saturday, negotiators were able to talk with the suspect, Sheriff Brent Dickson said.

Pictured are two Texas Department of Public Safety negotiators at the scene of an ongoing...
Pictured are two Texas Department of Public Safety negotiators at the scene of an ongoing hostage situation in Cherokee County. (Source: KLTV Staff)(KLTV Staff)

The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division and the Texas Rangers will remain on scene for further investigation.

Cherokee County Sheriff Brent Dickson said law enforcement officers have been at the scene since late Friday night.

Source: KLTV Staff
Source: KLTV Staff(KLTV Staff)

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