Salina Police Involved In Standoff
KSAL Staff - Thu 10:31 AM 05/24/2012
UPDATED 10:45 AM
UPDATED 12:15 PM
UPDATED 12:45 PM
A standoff Thursday morning prompted Salina Police to close a portion of Markley Road for several hours.
Police and fire units were called at around 9:00 to a home on Brookfield Street, in a new addition just off Markley Road.
Authorities say that a suicidal person had locked themselves in a room and was refusing to come out.
Police and EMS responded, and blocked off the area because of a possible toxic mixture of chemicals inside the home.
Markley Road was closed from just south of Dean Evans Stadium to Magnolia Road. The closed portion of Markley is part of detour for a construction project on Magnolia, and caused drivers to find another alternate route.
During the noon hour a coroner arrived on the scene. Markley Road was reopened.
No names, or other details, were immediately released.