LAWRENCE – Lawrence police say there wasn’t probable cause to arrest a man after a three-hour armed standoff at an apartment complex.
The Lawrence Journal-World reports the man was taken into custody Monday after police obtained a search warrant to enter his apartment.
Officers believed he was connected to an alleged aggravated assault in which a person’s car was taken and a man threatened the alleged victim with a handgun.
Police spokesman Sgt. Trent McKinley says officers determined there wasn’t enough probable cause to book the suspect into jail so he was released after briefly taken into custody.
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McKinley declined to provide additional details of the standoff because of the ongoing investigation.