Archive for Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Weapons involved with Monday incident

June 27, 2006

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office is investigating an incident Monday on U.S. Highway 59 involving a handgun that turned out to be a BB gun and led to a traffic stop on U.S. Highway 56 in front of the Baldwin Elementary School Intermediate Center where Baldwin officers drew weapons.

According to Baldwin Police Chief Mike McKenna, an off-duty Baldwin officer was on the way back from Lawrence when a gun was noticed in the car behind. The officer called Baldwin police.

An officer pulled the car over at BESIC and was joined by McKenna and a Kansas Highway Patrol trooper. It was discovered that the weapon in the car was a BB gun.

The three 18-year-old Baldwin men went to the police station on their own where they were interviewed. No arrests were made and the three were released.

"I was relieved no one got injured," said McKenna. "No shots were fired. It was handled in a routine manner. There were no arrests."

Updates on this story will be made online when available and there will be a story in Thursday's Signal.

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