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Archive for Friday, January 17, 2014

Man in custody after two-hour search in East Hills Business Park

January 17, 2014, 12:38 p.m. Updated January 17, 2014, 2:21 p.m.

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On Friday, Jan. 17, 2014 at the East Hills Business Park.  Law enforcement officials spent nearly two hours searching for a suspect who was reportedly armed and distraught.

On Friday, Jan. 17, 2014 at the East Hills Business Park. Law enforcement officials spent nearly two hours searching for a suspect who was reportedly armed and distraught.

Law enforcement officials gather into their vehicles outside the Prosoco building, 3741 Greenway Circle, at the East Hills Business Park on Friday, Jan. 17, 2014.  Law enforcement officials spent nearly two hours searching for a suspect who was reportedly armed and distraught.

Law enforcement officials gather into their vehicles outside the Prosoco building, 3741 Greenway Circle, at the East Hills Business Park on Friday, Jan. 17, 2014. Law enforcement officials spent nearly two hours searching for a suspect who was reportedly armed and distraught.

Lawrence police took a man into custody Friday after a two-hour search in the East Hills Business Park.

Sgt. Trent McKinley, spokesman for the Lawrence Police Department, said police received a call at 11:25 a.m. after the man, described as armed and disgruntled, made “disturbing” comments and threatened violence.

His truck had been found with flat tires outside of his employer, PROSOCO. McKinley said police thought the man had a handgun because an empty holster was found in his truck. As police searched for the man, nearby buildings were locked down. No one was hurt in the process, McKinley.

On Friday, a PROSOCO spokeswoman released a statement calling the incident a “domestic, private matter” and saying that the company cooperated with authorities to ensure the safety of its employees and the surrounding businesses.

“We are relieved that the individual involved has been found, and no harm was done to the individual, our employees or any others,” Darcy Boyle said in the release.

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