Police station standoff ends with man’s arrest

Arkansas City police say man entered lobby of police department carrying a long-handled ax. He was subdued with a taser, arrested and taken for mental health evaluation.


State News

April 7, 2020 - 9:54 AM

ARKANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A man with a long-handled ax was taken into custody after a standoff at a police station in southern Kansas.

Arkansas City Police Chief Dan Ward said Douglas Gleaves 38, entered the lobby of the police department Sunday afternoon and hit the interior door of the department’s secured area with the ax. 

Officers secured an outside perimeter and a section of the downtown was cordoned off while police and officers from state and county law enforcement agencies tried to talk to him.

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