WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) - The latest on incidents in Wichita's Riverside neighborhood on Tuesday.

12:46 p.m.

A standoff with an armed man in Riverside has ended peacefully as police continue to investigate his possible connection to the deaths of two people at a home daycare.

Wichita Police Chief Joe Sullivan said in a tweet at 12:28 p.m. that the standoff had been resolved. It began at around 10:15 a.m. Officers were investigating two deaths in the 1100 block of North Woodrow when they encountered a man with a handgun who made suicidal statements. 

The man was taken into custody and transported to a local hospital for medical issues possibly related to the heat. 

 11:55 a.m.

Wichita police say officers are attempting to communicate with a man armed with a handgun in the same area where to people were found dead Tuesday morning.

Department spokesperson Lt. Aaron Moses said at around 10:15 a.m., while officers were investigating two deaths in the 1100 block of North Woodrow, they encountered a man with a handgun who made suicidal statements. 

"At this point, the person we're speaking with is outside, which is adding to some of the complication of this incident," Lt. Moses said, "which is why we have it so shut down."

Police are still working to identify the man and determine whether he's connected to the deaths of a man and woman at a nearby home daycare. 

Residents were advised to shelter in place, in basements if possible, and away from the front of their homes.  

Moses said people should stay out of the area. Those who live in the affected area and need to get home can contact an officer at the perimeter and show identification in order to get assistance. 

Woodrow is closed from Briggs to 13th Street, and 11th Street is closed between Coolidge and the Arkansas River. 

 
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11:09 a.m.

Wichita police are advising residents near the 1200 block of Woodrow in Riverside to shelter in place until further notice due to a standoff.

This is the same area in which two people were found dead in a home this morning. Police said in a tweet at 10:37 a.m. that officers were working an incident. 
 
Scene of an incident working near 12th and Woodrow in Riverside, the same area where two people were found dead in a home.

 
"We are asking if you live in between the 1000-1300 block of Woodrow that you Shelter In Place until further notified," the tweet said.

Police Chief Joe Sullivan said drivers need to avoid 13th Street between Garland and McLean. 

Police did not confirm whether the standoff is connected to the deaths earlier in the morning. 

 
9:30 a.m.
 


Wichita police say someone dropping off a child at a home daycare Tuesday morning discovered two people dead inside the house. 

Officers responded at around 7:30 a.m. to an EMS call in the 1100 block of North Woodrow in Riverside. Wichita Police Department spokesperson Kristopher Gupilan said a person arrived at the daycare and was unable to get inside. 

"They were unable to make entry on the door, which is normally left open," Officer Gupilan said. "They looked inside and saw two victims slumped over. They made calls to family members to the victims who then called 911."

Medical personnel attempted lifesaving measures, but the two people, a 58-year-old man and a 50-year-old woman, were pronounced dead at the scene. Police have not said how they died. 

Gupilan said there was no one else in the home and that there was no immediate threat to the public.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to call WPD detectives at (316) 268-4407, the See Something Say Something Hotline at (316) 519-2282 or Crime Stoppers at (316) 267-2111. 

 
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