Drugs Lodge police officer handled for accidents after standoff

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WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) – A Medicine Lodge police officer was treated for injuries at a Medicine Lodge home in a local hospital on Tuesday evening, May 4th. The officer was released after the treatment.

It all started around 6:40 p.m. Tuesday when Medicine Lodge police responded to a house to get a report of animal cruelty. During the investigation, police said the Barber County sheriff’s office had assisted Medicine Lodge police in finding the identified suspect. They found the suspect at his house. When the police interviewed him outside, they said the suspect turned and ran into his house.

“Due to concerns about the public and the security of the officers, law enforcement officers chased suspects into his home. An argument broke out with the suspect when law enforcement tried to arrest the suspect, “Medicine Lodge police said. “An officer from the Medicine Lodge Police Department was injured during this altercation and was later treated and released from Medicine Lodge Memorial Hospital.”

Concerned for the security of the officers, the police said the officers were able to break contact with the suspect, leave the house and establish a perimeter around the house.

“The suspect then barricaded himself in the residence,” said Medicine Lodge police. A regional SRT (Special Response Team) was contacted and dispatched to Medicine Lodge to assist the barricaded suspect. ”

Medicine Lodge police received an arrest warrant and arrested the suspect late Tuesday night in the case.

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