TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – One person is in custody after an hours long-standoff in west Topeka.
Police were on scene at SW 12th & Harvey for a barricaded subject starting at 12:30 p.m. Around 5:45 p.m., Topeka police said the suspect was taken into custody without incident.
Police later identified the suspect as Brandon Baker, 26, of Topeka.
Topeka police said around 12:30 p.m., the owner of a stolen car said he saw someone driving his car near 10th & Fairlawn. He followed it while on the phone with dispatch. Officers said the owner confronted the suspected thief in a neighborhood. Then police drove up to them and a woman passenger jumped out of the car and was taken into custody.
Police said the suspect then fled in the car. Officers tried following him into the 1200 block of Harvey, and he ran into a building. People who live in the area were evacuated, according to Topeka police.
Topeka police said after several hours of negotiation, Baker came out of the home and was taken into custody. He was booked into the Shawnee Co. Department of Corrections for aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer, possession of stolen property and several traffic charges.