Man wounds 2 Kansas deputies, flees then shoots himself

August 28, 2018 - 9:53 am

A man shot and critically wounded two deputies at a sheriff's office in north-central Kansas, then shot himself.

Kansas Bureau of Investigation spokeswoman Melissa Underwood says the suspect entered the Jewell County Sheriff's Office in Mankato around 8 a.m. Tuesday. There was a "disturbance" and the man shot the deputies.

She says the man fled and law enforcement officers chased him. He then shot himself.

Underwood didn't describe the nature of the disturbance in the sheriff's office or provide details about the chase. She declined to release the names of the suspect or the deputies who were wounded. She said the suspect wasn't an inmate.

The suspect was rushed to a hospital. No information has been released on his condition.

Mankato is about 150 miles (240 kilometers) north of Wichita.

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