Update: Standoff at Hutchinson home ends peacefully, police say


A standoff situation at Hutchinson home ends peacefully with no one injured, Hutchinson Police Chief Jeff Hooper says.

Hooper says this began as a call for a suicidal subject at a home at 2nd and Taylor in the eastern part of the city.

Officers entered the home after a shots-fired call and the man retreated into a bedroom, Hooper says. He says as officers moved in that direction, they heard a second gunshot and got out of the home before calling in an emergency response team.

Family members inside the home when officers arrived a little after 2 p.m. evacuated.

"Our hostage negotiators got on scene. We had contact with the subject off and on and we were also able to work with family members to get him to calm down," Hooper says. "he walked out of the house peacefully and gave up."

Hooper says the man in the home may have had a mental-health crisis. He wasn't physically injured, but was taken to a local hospital. Detectives searched the home to determine if there was a crime.

"We don't know for sure if he shot directly at our officers or if he shot into the ceiling," Hooper says. "Our officers, like I said, retreated. We'll ascertain the situation. First and foremost we were concerned for his safety and his well being.. (We will) check his mental state our and then we'll determine if we have any criminal charges."


A heavy police presence in a Hutchinson neighborhood is in response to a possible standoff situation.

The Hutch Post reports this involves an armed man in a house at 2nd and Taylor. This is in a neighborhood near the Dillons Distribution Center and not at that facility.

Eyewitness News sent a crew to Hutchinson to gather updates as the developments unfold.