JUNCTION CITY (KSNT) – A standoff between police and a man who barricaded himself in a residence has ended.
New information from the Junction City Police Department states that an individual who barricaded himself within his residence and refused lawful orders given by officers gave himself up. This came after a nearly five hour standoff that involved the JCPD, Geary County Sheriff’s Office, Grandview Plaza Police Department, Junction City Fire, EMS crews, Evergy and SWAT teams.
Officers are still processing the residence as part of the active investigation but there is no longer a threat to the community.
According to the JCPD, residents were asked to avoid the area between the 500 block and 1000 block of Skyline Drive due to an ongoing incident involving the JCPD that started around 4:40 p.m. Skyline Drive along with surrounding roads are currently closed to all through traffic.