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Standoff in north Wichita ends, male suspect taken to hospital after self-inflicted injuries

​​​​​​​WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) - Wichita police said a standoff Thursday afternoon in the 400 block of W. Ave. C ended.

Police said a man threatened to harm himself, his wife, and four children. Police said the woman and children were able to escape. 

Officer Charley Davidson said in a press briefing Thursday evening that SWAT was called in to assist the department with the standoff. The SWAT team used a negotiator to communicate with the suspect, and during a breakdown of communication, authorities were able to use technology to locate the suspect. 

A man was found inside the home after he had inflicted harm upon himself. 

Authorities say life-saving measures were used on the man, and he was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment. 

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Wichita police are involved in a standoff. It is happening in north Wichita near North High School at 434 N. Ave C. 

Wichita police said they are working a disturbance with a weapon call involving a barricaded suspect.

Wichita police officer Charley Davidson said a man was threatening himself, a female and her four children with a handgun at the residence. 

Officers were able to safely remove the children and the woman from the home. The man remains inside the home. 

A SWAT team has staged at the old Dillons store next to North High. 

The area will continue to be shut down while officers investigate. 


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