6 hour standoff ends after police use tear gas inside home

Todd Andrew Devlin II
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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - A 6 hour standoff is over after a man held up inside a home in central Topeka surrenders.

Topeka Police were called to the 2500 block of SW Clay around 6:30p.m. Sunday, when a woman called 911 saying she was robbed at gunpoint with a shotgun.

Officers learned the robbery happened at 2517 SW Clay, and the suspect was in the home.

A negotiation team was called in to try and convince the man to surrender peacefully, using a loudspeaker to tell him to come out of the attic and exit through the front door.

After several hours, a tactical team was called in, lobbing tear gas into the house.

Shortly before 2:00a.m. Monday, following a second round of gas, the man left the house with his hands up.

Officials say Todd Andrew Devlin, 36, of Topeka was taken into custody without further incident.

Police say Devlin faces charges including aggravated robbery and interference with law enforcement.