Apartments Evacuated As Man With Rifle Threatens Suicide, Ends Peacefully

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Sunday, May 13, 2012

A man with a rifle holed up in an apartment in west Wichita led to several units being evacuated, but the incident ended peacefully.

It started around 11:00 a.m. at Yorktown apartments in the 9200 block of west 21st Street.

Officers arrived on scene and discovered a man was in an apartment in building 300 with a rifle and ammunition, threatening to commit suicide. As a precaution, several surrounding units were evacuated.

After less than an hour, the man was talked down and taken into custody. Two rifles, one loaded, and a bag of ammunition were recovered. The evacuated residents were then allowed to return to their homes.

No names have been released.

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