WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) — A 44-year-old man, who had barricaded himself inside a McDonald’s bathroom, was taken to a hospital for treatment.
According to Officer Juan Rebolledo with the Wichita Police Department, around 4:30 p.m. Monday, a man walked into the McDonald’s at 122 N. Seneca St., near Douglas, and locked himself in the restroom.
When another customer walked into the restroom, the man told the customer he had a weapon, according to the WPD.
Officer Rebolledo says the customer then told workers, who then cleared the McDonald’s. The WPD SWAT team was called in to resolve the situation.
A Sedgwick County Dispatch supervisor tells KSN the standoff ended at 10:40 p.m. Monday night.
Officer Rebolledo tells KSN News the man was experiencing a mental health crisis and was taken to a local hospital for treatment. He did not have a weapon.
Several streets were closed in the area, but all were reopened after the situation ended.