Lockdown over at Shawnee County Jail, suspect in custody

TOPEKA (KSNT) – A suspect is in custody and a lockdown for the Shawnee County Adult Detention Facility has ended late Friday morning.

Earlier the jail was on lockdown after a threat was called in earlier in the morning.

Major Tim Phelps told KSNT News the jail received a threat from a woman who said she was going to come to the jail with a rifle and do harm to jail personnel.

Cathy Lynn Thomas

Guards with weapons were stationed outside the jail Friday morning.

Officials on the scene told KSNT News that a suspect was taken into custody.


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