SW Topeka standoff over, one in custody

Published: May. 27, 2020 at 1:48 PM CDT
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Topeka Police say the standoff near SW 12th and Harvey is over and one person is in custody.

After several hours of negotiation, Brandon Baker of Topeka was taken into custody without incident.

Baker was booked into the Shawnee Co. Dept. of Corrections for Aggravated Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer, Possession of Stolen Property, and several traffic charges.

The standoff began unfolding just before 1 pm. Law enforcement was focused on an area north of Washburn Tech.

Officers were chasing a stolen vehicle when the vehicle crashed on SW 12th Street.

The owner of the vehicle saw the truck being stolen and called TPD immediately.

The suspect, who is unidentified at this point, was barricaded in a house away from officers as they tried to make contact.

At one time, TPD told residents in the area if they needed to leave or re-enter their homes, to find the nearest officer and they will be escorted.

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