Police on the scene of a standoff in Breathitt County

1:10 PM Update: JACKSON, Ky. (WYMT) The suspect has told police that he was asleep and that is why he didn't respond to any of their attempts to contact him. Police are now questioning suspect.

1:08 PM Update: JACKSON, Ky. (WYMT) - Officials say the situation has ended. We're awaiting further information from Kentucky State Police.

7:35am Update:

JACKSON, Ky. (WYMT) - School officials with Jackson Independent Schools tell Mountain News they are letting children and personnel into the school, but the building is on lock down.

We have a crew heading to the scene and will have the latest as we get it.

Original Story:

JACKSON, Ky. (WYMT) - We are following a breaking story this morning out of Breathitt County.

Dispatchers tell Mountain News officers with Kentucky State Police and Jackson Police are on the scene of a standoff.

We are told the suspect is barricaded inside a home on Broadway Spur Street.

It started just after 4:30 this morning.

No word if he has a weapon or not.

We will continue to follow this developing story and bring you more as we get it.


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