DPSO issues ‘safety alert’ while searching for possible armed suspect; person of interest in custody

Published: Nov. 16, 2021 at 4:35 PM CST|Updated: Nov. 16, 2021 at 8:15 PM CST
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DESOTO PARISH, La. (KSLA) - The DeSoto Parish Sheriff’s Office has sent out a “safety alert” for the areas surrounding Church and Division streets in Mansfield.

DPSO says deputies, along with the Mansfield Police Department, are searching the area of Division and Church streets for a potentially armed and dangerous suspect.

The sheriff’s office initially asked residents of those areas to stay inside their homes while they searched. At this time, they say it is safe to resume regular activities.

Officials say they are looking for an armed white male, and that they will continue patrolling the area through the night.

If you see any suspicious behavior, please contact police.

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