Sedgwick County Sheriff's deputy hurt in chase, standoff

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WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) A Sedgwick County Sheriff's Deputy is recovering in the hospital and a woman is in custody after a chase that led to a crash and a standoff Friday morning.

Major Michael Oliver with the Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office says just before 2 a.m. a deputy attempted to stop a woman in a vehicle on traffic related charges.

During that pursuit, the deputy crashed his patrol vehicle. He was taken to Via Christi St. Francis hospital, where is is expected to be okay.

Oliver says the driver the officer was pursuing fled but was eventually stopped near South Osage and 27th. When other deputies arrived on scene, the woman pointed a gun at her own head and made statements about not wanting to go back to prison according to Oliver.

Negotiations began and lasted for several hours before the woman was taken into custody. No shots were fired.

More details about the situation may be released later today.