Second Avenue had some excitement on Friday when traffic was stopped for close to 30 minutes while officers from the Dodge City Police Department served a Department of Corrections warrant in the afternoon.

In a press release from the Dodge City Police Department, the officers were assisted by Ford County Sheriff's Office and Kansas Bureau of Investigation while serving the warrant.

"We received information that a person with Kansas Department of Corrections warrants was in Dodge City," DCPD Chief Drew Francis said. "Officers were told that the subject was armed with a gun and stated he wasn’t going back to prison.

"Officers were able to locate the subject at a residence in the 1200 block of north 2nd Avenue.

"Officers and deputies surrounded the residence and attempted to contact the subject.

"While on scene officers learned there was an adult female and 2-year -old child in the residence as well.

"Officers acquired a cell phone number and were able to talk him out of the residence and surrender without incident.

"After the male was taken into custody officers found the adult female to have warrants as well. She was also arrested without incident and the child was taken into police protective custody.

"The incident only lasted 23 minutes and no one was injured during the brief standoff.

"All suspect are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law."

The names of those arrested were not made public at this time.

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