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One man in custody after standoff in Lansing

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Posted at 9:30 PM, Nov 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-04 22:30:42-04

One man is in custody after a standoff in Lansing, Kansas.

Lansing Police Chief Steve Layman said the incident started around 3:30 p.m. Friday when officers were sent to a possible burglary at a home near Lansing Elementary School.

The suspect ran from the house, and officers followed him. An off-duty officer saw the chase and joined in.

Layman said the suspect pointed a gun at the off-duty officer, not realizing the man was an officer. The suspect then ran into a detached garage.

The Leavenworth County Sheriff’s Department SWAT team and a sheriff’s department negotiator were called to the scene.

The negotiator convinced the suspect to surrender. There were no injuries and no shots were fired. 

The standoff ended just before 7 p.m. Friday.

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