Woman injured in standoff with police
Olin says shooting happened after threats of suicide
A woman was injured this afternoon during a police standoff at a northwest Lawrence trailer park, witnesses said.
Witnesses said the standoff unfolded throughout the morning at a trailer park located at 110 N. Michigan. At least two shots were heard between 1 and 1:15 p.m.
“The individual in this trailer had threatened suicide and we’ve been here negotiating for a period of hours, and there was a shooting,” Lawrence Police Chief Ron Olin said.
He said authorities were still sorting out details about the incident.
“The individual inside the trailer was shot; no officers were injured,” Olin said.
Witnesses said a woman was removed from a trailer on a stretcher. Olin said the victim was taken by helicopter to a hospital.
A neighbor, Sylvia Williams, said she was awakened this morning by police and told to evacuate.
More details as the story develops.