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Suicidal driver led several departments on police chase Friday morning

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A police chase ended Friday morning on Russelville Road. (Photo by David Day)

Vicksburg Police Department, Warren County Sheriff’s department and Mississippi Highway Patrol all joined forces Friday morning in a chase.

At around 9:30 a.m. Vicksburg-Warren 911 notified area law enforcement that a man was in the Vicksburg area driving a Dodge Durango with Texas license plates. He was believed to be armed and suicidal.

Within minutes, a Vicksburg Police Officer made contact with the individual at the old Cannon Motors building on East Clay Street. The officer could be heard telling the individual over the radio, “Come on man, just talk to me” as the individual drove away.

A low-speed pursuit then proceeded onto I-20 westbound. The chase exited at Halls Ferry, then continued onto Confederate Avenue. From there, the route was Mission 66 to Martin Luther King, Jackson Road, Culkin to Oak Ridge Road.

The Mississippi Highway Patrol were involved in the chase, using a helicopter to keep sight of the suspect. (Photo by David Day)

At one point, Chief Milton Moore pulled the marked units from the pursuit, hoping that the individual would pull over and negotiate. Meanwhile, 911 operators continued communicating with the individual.

The procession proceeded into Yazoo County on Russelville Road (Oak Ridge Road turns into Russellville Road at the county line). Yazoo County Sheriff Jacob Sheriff gave the order to contain the individual near Russellville’s intersection with Highway 3.

As of this reporting, a standoff is ongoing with the man. Numerous agencies are on scene and the suspect is in contact with negotiators.

Authorities are speaking to the driver who caused a chase to ensue on Friday. (Photo by David Day)

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