Chapman Middle School and a county residence went into a lockdown shortly after 8 a.m. Tuesday morning.
The Kansas Highway Patrol was chasing a white male with overalls believed to be suicidal. He was believed to have been carrying a box cutter.
The hunt started at Red Road and I-70. Officers were attempting to corner the man in a row of trees. As his location neared the Chapman Middle School, the Highway Patrol contacted the school at about 8.20 a.m., which immediately went into its lockdown.
Dickinson County Sheriff’s officials assisted with the hunt and the lockdown at Chapman Middle School. Dickinson County EMS was also called to the scene on standby. According to Sheriff Gareth Hoffman, county deputies were involved in the capture as were a group of law enforcement officials.
The hunt started at 8:09 a.m. The deputies, KHP troopers with the assistance of couple K-9s apprehended the man at 8:38 a.m.