Archive for Monday, October 16, 2017

Lawrence police say 1 in custody following standoff at 27th Street, Haskell Avenue

Lawrence police block off 27th Street just east of Haskell Avenue during a standoff with a man at a house who was reportedly armed with a gun, Monday, Oct. 16, 2017.

Lawrence police block off 27th Street just east of Haskell Avenue during a standoff with a man at a house who was reportedly armed with a gun, Monday, Oct. 16, 2017.

October 16, 2017, 5:33 p.m. Updated October 17, 2017, 12:38 p.m.


Lawrence police took a man into custody following an approximately eight-hour armed standoff Monday evening near 27th Street and Haskell Avenue, the department said in a news release.

Officers were called to a home at 1014 E. 27th St. around 4:30 p.m. Monday for a report of gunshots, Officer Drew Fennelly said.

The man shooting the gun was the person who called police, officers soon learned, and he began to make threats to harm police and residents in the area, Fennelly said.

With the aid of an armored vehicle, police evacuated houses in the immediate area, blocked off surrounding streets and set up around the house, Fennelly said.

Around 12:40 a.m. Tuesday, the man exited the house with a gun, and officers "deployed multiple different less-lethal weapons to gain compliance from the suspect," who was then taken into custody at 12:46 a.m., Fennelly said. Police declined to comment on the weapons or tactics used to subdue the suspect out of concern that revealing such tactics would compromise officers in the future.

During the arrest, the man sustained injuries that were not life-threatening, and police took him to the hospital for treatment and a mental health evaluation and he remained at the hospital as of 9 a.m., Fennelly said. The suspect had not been booked into the Douglas County Jail. Police were not releasing the identity of the man because of the mental health issues involved and would not give any other details about his arrest, Fennelly said.

No other injuries were reported in connection with the incident.


Daniel Kennamore 3 months ago

Clearly this wouldn't have happened if gun laws had been weaker.

Pete Kennamore 3 months ago

Can you provide credible evidence that it wouldn't have happened if gun laws had been more restrictive?

Jennifer Harrison 3 months ago

A big shout out to our Lawrence Police officers for showing patience and great team work to bring resolution this situation!!

David Holroyd 3 months ago

And Channel 5 news commented that folks in Lawrence were not to take the streets around the area..NO chance of that happening...the streets all over town are torn up. Detour here and detour there everywhere a detour.

Fred , get ready for Kasold to be changed "quietly"...the street engineer is ready to experiment again...and Wakarusa is begging for a BIG ONE at Harvard.

That's where your money is gong folks,,,,and to think the city has the gall to say there is no money.


Bob Summers 3 months ago

Clearly if hoplophobic Liberals were banned from getting anywhere near firearms, this would not have happened.

The Liberal is a hypocrite if they do not agree they should be banned from possessing firearms.

Kevin Elliott 3 months ago

Dorothy, lots of people are hateful, it is a trait of the weak. most are not, however as stupid.

Dorothy Hoyt-Reed 3 months ago

Thanks to our great police department who resolved this without hurting anyone. It might have taken longer, but a life that might end up being changed is worth it.

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