Lawrence police end 7-hour standoff with armed man

LAWRENCE, Kan. (KSNT) – The Lawrence Police Department has ended a more than seven hour standoff in the area of 27th St. and Haskell Ave. where there were reports of gunshots Monday night.

Police learned the person calling in the report was the one firing rounds at 1014 E. 27th St. The caller threatened to harm police officers as well as nearby neighbors. Police established a perimeter and evacuated area residents using a rescue vehicle. The incident started some time around 4:30 p.m., and 27th St. and Haskell Ave. was closed to traffic for several hours.

Around 12:40 a.m., the suspect exited the residence with a firearm and took him into custody minutes later. The suspect was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries sustained during the arrest. He will also receive a mental health evaluation. Possible charges are not known at this time. No other injuries were reported.

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