Lawrence standoff ends with suspect in custody

LAWRENCE, Kan. (KSNT) – A Lawrence man was arrested Tuesday following a four hour long standoff with police.

Police said the standoff took place in the 600 block of Stowe Court. Officers were sent to the area just after 9:00 a.m. after reports of a man in the street firing rounds in the air from a handgun. Officers responding to the scene were able to determine the suspect had returned to a house on the block.

After several hours of minimal contact with the suspect, police said he exited the house and was apprehended by officers on scene.

Officers searched the home and located the firearm believed to have been used during the incident.

No injuries were reported.

Police said the suspect was taken to an area hospital for an evaluation. Charges will be determined at a later time.


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