Domestic violence suspect surrenders to police after hours long standoff in Louisburg


LOUSIBURG, Kan. — Louisburg police say a standoff is now over after a barricaded suspect surrendered to police.

The incident began Monday at 1:45 p.m. when authorities were checking a residence at the request of a domestic violence victim. The victim had previously reported the suspect had been coming to the home in violation of a court protection order. The victim was concerned the suspect had returned while they were away.

When officers arrived they found the suspect in the home and in possession of a firearm. The suspect refused to surrender and threatened to harm himself and officers if they did not leave the home.

The Miami County Sheriff’s Department, Johnson County Sheriff’s Department, Louisburg Fire and Miami County EMS assisted police.

At 2:45 a.m. Tuesday, a crisis negotiator was successful in getting the suspect to surrender himself to authorities.

The suspect was taken into custody and sent to a regional medical facility for evaluation and further treatment if needed.

No injuries were reported during the incident.

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