Lawrence police respond to 3 reported disturbances with weapons in 15 minutes

photo by: Chris Conde/Journal-World File Photo

A Lawrence Police Department vehicle is seen in this file photo from September 2018.

Lawrence police officers were dispatched to three calls about disturbances with weapons — specifically, a hatchet, a sword and a gun — within a 15-minute window Tuesday night.

None of the calls resulted in injuries or arrests, according to Lawrence Police Department spokesman Patrick Compton.

The incidents began just after 11:30 p.m. Tuesday, when LPD received a call that someone was banging a hatchet on the ground behind a business in the 1600 block of West 23rd Street, Compton said via email Wednesday. No one was in the area when officers arrived.

In a second call, around 11:40 p.m., LPD received a report that someone was carrying a sword in the area of 4300 West 24th Place, Compton said. The residential area is just southeast of the intersection of Clinton Parkway and Inverness Drive.

In that incident, “Police made contact with that individual, who complied and went back indoors,” Compton said.

Officers were dispatched to a third call around 11:44 p.m., this time in the 800 block of Michigan Street, for “a disturbance in which a subject had a gun,” Compton said.

“Officers made contact with the individual and determined that no crime had been committed,” he said.

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