Archive for Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Standoff south of Baldwin City is resolved peacefully

September 23, 2008

A standoff south of Baldwin City that began Monday around 1 p.m. was resolved without incident this morning at 5:40 when a woman came out of the home on her own.

"It's been resolved without any injuries," said Lt. Kari Wempe, spokeswoman for the Douglas County Sheriff's office.

Sheriff's officers responded to the 1800 block of North 100 Rd. Monday after receiving a call.

"We got a call yesterday that a person may harm themselves," said Wempe. "Officers went to the residence. The party wouldn't cooperate with our orders."

Sheriff's officers were joined by Kansas Highway Patrol troopers and other law enforcement officers to create a perimeter around the home and a command center was established. They waited until the woman, who is in her early 50s, came out on her own.

"So, happily at about 5:40 a.m., the person that we had concerns about came out and was taken into custody and will get the help they need," she said.

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