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UPDATE: Park City standoff suspect in custody

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PARK CITY, Kan. -- Nearly four hours after it began, a standoff in Park City has come to a peaceful end.

It began around 4 p.m. Friday when neighbors reported hearing gunshots in the 6300 block of North Ulysses, near Grove and 61st Street North.

Park City Police Chief Phil Bostain said a 48-year-old man had fired one shot into the ceiling and two through the front door of a home. His wife was in the house at the time, but she was able to get out.

Bostain said he doesn't believe the shots were directed toward his wife or anyone specific. Early reports indicated was armed with a rifle. No injuries were reported.

Police tried for hours to make contact with the man over the phone. Eventually, a SWAT team sent in a robot equipped with a PA system and microphone.

The man walked outside and surrendered shortly before 8 p.m. His name was not released.

During the standoff, nearby residents were asked to evacuate their homes or stay from windows and doors.

Police kept people clear of the area because of a concern there could possibly be explosives in the house. But a short time later, people were allowed back in their homes and police cleared the scene.

Units from Park City and Wichita police, SWAT, the Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office, Kechi police and the Kansas Highway Patrol assisted in the ordeal.


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