(FINAL UPDATE, 4/10) — The Cherokee County Sheriff’s office announced late Saturday evening that the day-long standoff between law enforcement and the barricaded man with hostage came to an end.

Officials have confirmed that the victim came out of it safe and the captor is dead.

Officers with the Cherokee County Sheriff’s office Criminal Investigation Division and the Texas Rangers remained on the scene for further investigation.


UPDATE (9:17 P.M.) – The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office SWAT, Texas DPS SWAT and Nacogdoches PD SWAT reported that are still on the scene of the barricaded person with hostages on Highway 84.

The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office said in a Facebook post that they will remain on the scene and work toward a peaceful resolution.


(UPDATE) — Instanews Cherokee County has reported that officials have completely shut down Highway 84 and that Marshals have arrived on the scene.


CHEROKEE COUNTY, Texas (KETK) — The Cherokee County Sheriff’s office is currently responding to an active hostage situation on Highway 84 west of Rusk.

According to the sheriff’s office, a man has barricaded himself near the scene with a hostage. Instanews Cherokee County has also reported that there could possibly be an additional hostage. The highway is currently down to only one lane.

Cherokee County SWAT, DPS SWAT, negotiation teams, the Nacogdoches Police Department’s Special Reaction Team and TxDOT are all on the scene assisting. The sheriff’s office have advised that the public is not in any immediate danger at this time.

The investigation is still ongoing. Check back for more updates.