Dodge City, KS(westernkansasnews.com) An alleged suicidal man was arrested Wednesday after being close to an area school with a gun.
At approximately 10:20am officers were dispatched to the area of 6th Ave and Soule St. adjacent to Northwest Elementary School for a suicidal adult male subject armed with a gun sitting in his pickup truck.
Prior to officers arriving the subject got out of his truck and into the passenger side of another vehicle. That vehicle was stopped on 14th just north of the HWY 50 bypass by police and the subject was detained without any further incident.
There was never a direct intentional threat to the school but we did tell them to lock down and notified the school district when the call first came in. We are still investigating reports of a shot being fired in the roadway at Kinkead St. and 6th by this same subject in relation to a possible ongoing domestic argument.
The investigation is not complete and additional details regarding potential charges will follow as soon as appropriate. If anyone has additional information regarding this incident please contact the DCPD at 620 225-8126 or you may utilize our tip411 service, text or app.
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