Suspect in custody after hostage situation in Locust Grove

A woman and two children were rescued from a hostage situation involving a shooting suspect Saturday morning in Locust Grove, officials said.

Locust Grove police said they received a call around 6:30 a.m. for shots fired at a residence at 524 Hansen Road. 

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When officers arrived, they said they found a deceased male in the back yard. The victim's name and age have not yet been released.

Two children were also in the house and a woman was being held hostage upstairs, Locust Grove Police Chief J. Patton told FOX 5. Officers were able to rescue the children and the woman was rescued a couple hours later.

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The suspect was taken into custody.

Further details on the incident were not immedietly released.