Winfield standoff ends with man in custody

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By Shane Farley
April 7, 2017 - 11:51:41 am
The suspect in the standoff was loaded into a Sedgwick County Sheriff vehicle early this morning.
Shane Farley/ NewsCow

Hours after a standoff put a Winfield neighborhood on lock-down Thursday evening, authorities from multiple jurisdictions brought a man into custody in connection with an investigation in Sedgwick County.

Just before midnight, the man - whose name has not been made public by police - was taken into custody by a regional SWAT Team. He was driven away from the scene in a Sedgwick County Sheriff’s vehicle.

No injuries were immediately reported as a result of the incident.

The standoff had begun sometime after 5 p.m. when officers arrived at Canterbury Village apartments just off east 12th Ave. Winfield Police and Sedgwick County investigators were acting on a tip that a suspect was seen at the apartments.

That man was said to be a suspect in a robbery and shooting investigation in the Wichita area.

Authorities established a perimeter, called for the regional SWAT Team and prohibited most traffic from entering the area. Law enforcement officials said the standoff continued for some time as efforts were made to get the suspect to surrender.

At one point, tear gas canisters were fired into the apartment, which was part of the complex’s 100 building. That was unsuccessful in getting the suspect to surrender.

Eventually a SWAT Team, and K-9 units, made entry and took the suspect into custody.

Winfield Police said a media statement would be released on Friday.

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