Hattiesburg murder suspect arrested in Gulfport

A man wanted for murder in Hattiesburg was arrested early this morning after a brief standoff in the parking lot of the Island View Casino, authorities said.

Anthony Gipson, 35, was walking to his car in the casino's east parking lot when authorities first approached him around 3:30 a.m. today, said Justin Vickers, supervisory agent in charge of the U.S. Marshal's Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force.

"He pulled out a gun and put it to his head," Vickers said. "After we negotiated, he eventually relinquished the weapon."

Gibson was taken into custody and take to Hattiesburg, where he's accused of killing a woman. Details about the killing were not immediately released.

The arrest was the result of a joint effort between marshals and Gulfport police.

No injuries were reported.

The Sun Herald updates this story in Tuesday's edition.