Update: Three dead, including suspect, after barricade situation in Helena-West Helena

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HELENA-WEST HELENA, Ark. (WATN) – Three people are dead, including a suspect, after a barricade situation in Helena-West Helena, Arkansas.


HELENA-WEST HELENA, Ark. (KARK/WATN)- Helena-West Helena Police confirm a suspect in a standoff is dead.

Officials say the suspect fired at the SWAT team, and SWAT team members fired back.

The suspect has not been identified.

Original Story:

HELENA-WEST HELENA, Ark. (localmemphis.com) – Two people may be dead, and the SWAT team is responding, in an ongoing situation in Helena-West Helena, Arkansas.

Helena-West Helena police chief Patrick Smith tells Local 24 News officers were called to a home on North Washington about 4:00 p.m. Tuesday. Two bodies were seen in the front yard but as officers tried to check on them, Smith says a suspect inside the home pointed a gun at them through the window. Chief Smith says no shots have been fired at officers.

The chief says officers have not been able to confirm if the people in the yard are dead.

Though originally reported, Smith says there is not a hostage involved. The SWAT team was called to the scene, as well as Arkansas State Police.

This is a developing story and we will have more as it becomes available.

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