WICHITA, Kan. -- A downtown Wichita street was closed for nearly two hours due to a man standing on the second story ledge of the parole office.
Around 1 p.m., officers responded to the report of a disturbance at the Kansas Department of Corrections parole office near Market and William. Police say the 39-year-old man inside the building jumped over the desk, broke out a window and crawled onto the second story ledge. The ledge is about 15 feet above the sidewalk.
The fire department put up a ladder, which he stood on as officers tried to talk him down, and as a precaution, police shut down Market Street in that area.
Just before 3 p.m., officers took the man into custody. He's was taken to an area hospital for treatment of a hand injury that happened when he broke the window.
Police say the man went to the parole office looking for assistance with substance abuse and housing.
Earlier, two police cruisers responding to the incident were involved in a crash nearby at 2nd and Broadway. Neither officer was hurt.
Two police officers responding to the scene on Market collided nearby at 2nd and Broadway