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“Emergency Situation” Ends Safely in Gray County

KSCB News - May 2, 2016 11:51 am

UPDATE:Authorities in southwestern Kansas Gray County say a home standoff that forced the cancellation of classes in two rural districts has ended with the man s arrest.

The county sheriff s department says that the situation at Montezuma ended safely.

Police say they gassed the home he was in to help get him out. He was arrested without further incident and was set to be booked into the Meade County Jail.

South Gray High school principal Tim Skinner says classes were canceled Monday in the Montezuma and Copeland school districts.

Skinner says the residence is near the high school and elementary school in Montezuma. The two districts share a junior high and high school and busing services. They have a combined enrollment of about 240 students.
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School for USD 371 in Montezuma and USD 476 Copeland was canceled Monday due to what officials call an emergency situation.
South Gray High school principal Tim Skinner says classes are canceled Monday in the Montezuma and Copeland school districts. He says there is a law enforcement presence in a residential area near the high school and elementary school in Montezuma.

The districts share a junior high and high school and busing services. They have a combined enrollment of about 240 students.
The Gray County Sheriff’s Office and agents with the KBI Special Response Team are working on a resolving a situation with a person in a home in Montezuma. A perimeter has been set up around the area and about two blocks are blocked off.

 

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