Forrest Co Kidnapping suspect dead after a standoff with police on I-55

BATESVILLE, Miss. (WJTV) – MBI officials confirm 38 year old Christopher Dulas, the man involved in a standoff on I-55, is now dead.

Police say the Hattiesburg local died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

The incident began around 1 Sunday afternoon and didn’t end until 8 PM.

Dulas is accused of kidnapping his wife, Angelica Dulas. The two hadn’t been seen since Thursday.

Angelica was found safe in Grenada Sunday. MBI officials say a Crime Stoppers tip led them to an RV park in Grenada where deputies were able to rescue Angelica.

Christopher Dulas then fled in a truck pulling a recreational vehicle.

We’re told deputies fired their weapons and Dulas lost control of the vehicle on the Northbound entrance ramp to the interstate.

MHP has tweeted that I-55 between mm 208 and 220 is back open.

The investigation is ongoing.

BATESVILLE, Miss. (WJTV) – Mississippi Highway Patrol troopers in Batesville tweeted that 12 miles of I-55 is completely blocked.

Forrest County Investigators confirm Angelica Dulas who went missing from Forrest County on Thursday has been found safe in Grenada.

They believe her husband kidnapped her.

Her husband Christopher Paul Dulas is currently in a standoff with police on I-55 in Grenada. Law enforcement is asking for patience as they work to resolve the situation.

I-55 between MM 208 and MM 220 is closed in both directions.

We will keep you updated with the latest information as it becomes available.

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