Unarmed man arrested by Topeka Veterans Affairs Police Wednesday morning

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Editor’s note: The previous article included additional information that was inadvertently sent by the hospital that we have removed to protect the investigation.

TOPEKA (KSNT) – An unarmed individual was taken into custody Wednesday by Topeka VA Police and the Office of Inspector General.

According to a news release, this is an ongoing investigation and the VA is unable to offer any additional information.

“We are all in a stressful time right now with the withdrawal from Afghanistan,” said Joseph Burks with the VA Eastern Kansas Health Care System.

Burks encourages any veterans in crisis to contact the facility and seek help. The VA Emergency department is available 24/7. The Veteran Crisis Line is also available 24/7 by calling 1-800-273-8255 and press “1.”

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