Update: Standoff ends peacefully in Ark City


The Arkansas City Police Department has taken a suspect into custody after a Friday morning standoff in northwest Arkansas City.

According to police, the standoff involved a “mental health subject” armed with a handgun. The suspect is being taken for a mental health screening. The City of Arkansas City reports that no one was injured.

Residents were evacuated from a large area bounded on the east by 15th Street, on the south by Kansas Avenue, on the west by 23rd Street and on the north by Ash Avenue. (See map below)

The area includes Riverview Cemetary and the City of Arkansas City’s Parks and Facilities shop.

Police had asked that anyone still within the area should shelter in place and call 911 for police assistance.

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