Severe weather is possible across Kansas Wednesday. A Tornado Watch is in effect for numerous counties in the eastern part of the state.
Keep it with the KAKE First Alert Forecasters for the latest weather information.
UPDATE: 9:20 p.m. Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Hutchinson Police say an armed man who barricaded himself inside of a home is now in custody.
Police say 30 year-old Justin Wolke, who was wanted on a parole violation, fled a traffic stop while in a vehicle stolen from Wichita. He then ran into a home in the 800 block of North Monroe.
The couple inside escaped, while Wolke, armed with a gun, hid in the basement. He finally surrendered to Police around 8:30 Wednesday evening.
No one was hurt. Wolke is now being held in the Reno County Jail.
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
A suspected car thief is barricaded in a Southwest Hutchinson home following a police pursuit.
Hutchinson Police Captain Troy Hoover said that 30-year-old Justin Lee Wolke was violating his parole while in Hutchinson. Wolke is on parole for aggravated assault and possession of a firearm by a felon.
Wednesday afternoon, police in Hutchinson tried to stop a car that had been reported stolen out of Wichita.
The driver sped away, but later bailed out in the area of 9th and Monroe. He then ran inside a nearby home in the 800 block of North Monroe.
Two people who were inside the home and acquaintances of Wolke, made it out safely, but police say the man is barricaded in their basement.
Police believe the man is armed, and are trying to get him to surrender.
Detectives have made contact with Wolke via a cell phone. He has requested a pack of cigarettes but has not surrendered.
About a mile radius from the home has been blocked off to traffic and residents in the area are asked to stay indoors.
The nearby Allen Magnet School was on lock down for about two hours this afternoon and parents were asked to pick up their kids at the north entrance of the school.