SWAT situation in west Wichita ends peacefully

Police investigating possible barricaded man

WICHITA, Kan. - UPDATE:

Wichita Police say a SWAT situation in west Wichita has been resolved peacefully.

Officer Charley Davidson says there were able to make contact with the 33-year-old man inside of the home.  A K-9 was used once the man was outside of the house to take him into custody.

Police say the neighborhood will be opened soon and residents will be allowed to return.

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Wichita Police have called the SWAT team to a west Wichita home while they investigate a possible barricaded man.

It began around 3:30 Monday afternoon when a husband and wife went to the Patrol West Substation to report that their son was intoxicated and belligerent inside of the home located in a neighborhood near Taft and 119th.

Police went to the home but did not get an answer at the door.  Spokesperson Officer Charley Davidson says police returned to the home today to try to contact the man, but got no response.

The SWAT team has been called to the scene as a precaution because there may be weapons inside of the home.  Police ask drivers to the avoid the area which is just south of Maple on 119th Street West until the situation is resolved.

Goddard Public Schools sent out the following email to parents:

Goddard Public Schools Families,

This message may impact students that attend the following schools; Eisenhower High School, Goddard Academy, Eisenhower Middle School, Discovery Intermediate School, and Apollo Elementary School.

If you live South of Maple St. between Shefford and 119th St. West and North of Kellogg (please see map below), we are unable to transport your child(ren) home due to an active Wichita Police Department situation. If you live in this described area, please contact your child’s schools office immediately to make arrangements to pick-up your child at the end of the school day.  

If you are unable to pick-up your child at the regular dismissal time, please contact your child’s school and inform them of your approximate arrival time.  Our schools will remain open and staff will be available to supervise student’s after school until you, or a designated emergency contact, are able to pick-up your child(ren).  

 

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