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Wild Saturday morning in Lawrence
A very active and busy night overnight in Lawrence.
It started about 11 p.m. with a report of a missing 10-year-old child. The boy was believed to have been in the area of Clinton Park, at 5th and Maine. Police searched for just under an hour until the boy was located by Police. He was safe and uninjured.
A few minutes after midnight, Lawrence Police were called to the 1200 block of Tennessee Street after multiple callers reported hearing what they believed to be gunshots in the area. Police responded to investigate and determined the sounds to be related to fireworks.
Police were called to the area of 10th and Massachusetts Street just before 2 a.m. Callers reported a taller man wearing dark clothing, walking southbound along the sidewalk. The man was reported to be carrying a large knife and also had an gun. The man was not reported to have been any threats and was not believed to have made any threatening gestures towards other people he encountered.
Police arrived to find the man near 11th and Mass. Officer attempted to speak with the subject, he initially ignored commands of Officers before turning to face the officers. When the man turned around, officers could confirmed that the man was indeed armed with a large knife and a handgun. Officers behind the man requested assistance from other City Officers for a Taser. Numerous Officers responded and the man was taken into custody after being shot with a Taser. The man was transported to LMH by Police. During the man's apprehension, a large crowd gathered around and more officers were called to assist with crowd control. LJWorld Story
Just after Police had controlled the situation on Mass Street, they were called to the 2100 block of Heatherwood on after receiving two 911 calls about possible gunshots heard in the area. Officers responded and again found this report to be related to fireworks.
Another armed disturbance occurred at about 2:20 a.m. in the 1900 block of W 31st Street. Police received a report of thee subject arguing in the street, two officers were sent. While those officers were responding, emergency dispatchers received a second call that advised that one of the subjects was now armed with a rifle and had fired a shot into the air. More officers responded to the area at that time. The subjects involved were located shortly after officers arrived and were quickly taken into custody. LDCFM was called to the area but were disregarded as soon as officers determined that there were no injuries. LJWorld Story
While Police were still on scene on 31st Street, the Fire Department responded to the 1300 block of Tennessee Street after a subject that had been shooting fireworks in the area was reported to have started a dumpster fire. A fire engine responded and quickly extinguished the fire which was completely contained to the dumpster.
The Fire Department cleared the scene on Tennessee and returned to their station. On their arrival at the station, firefighters on board requested their dispatcher call for Police to come remove an intoxicated subject from the area of their station. Police responded to the Fire Station and reported that an intoxicated subject had "hitched a ride" on the fire engine from the scene of the dumpster fire.
Today, Saturday May 21st is also Armed Forces Day.
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