May 13, 2022

Police arrest wanted assault suspect after standoff at Kan. home

Posted May 13, 2022 4:30 PM
Teel-photo Shawnee Co.
Teel-photo Shawnee Co.

SHAWNEE COUNTY —Law enforcement authorities are investigating a Kansas man after a standoff in Topeka.

Just after 9 a.m., Thursday detectives with the Topeka Police Department went to 1286 SW Lane on an attempt to locate 33-year-old Bruce A. Teel of Topeka, on an original charge of Aggravated Assault, according to Police Lt. Manuel Munoz.

Teel was wanted from an incident on March 23.

Upon arrival, detectives determined that Teel was in the residence and had gone up to a room in the attic. Detectives made verbal contact through the door with Teel who refused to open the door and barricaded himself.

Detectives contacted the Response Team and Negotiators to try to get Teel to surrender. After several hours of negotiations, Teel surrendered without further incident.

Teel was transported to the Shawnee County Department of Corrections on the original requested charge of Aggravated Assault. He was also booked in for an additional requested charge of Felony Obstruction, according to Munoz.