Newton, KS – Today at approximately 3:30 pm, as two schools in the immediate area were letting out, a man began throwing bricks at the front entrance windows of the Law Enforcement Center in Newton, KS. The man can be heard in the video yelling profanities (which have been muted) and demanding that officers shoot him. The man was confronted by Newton Police Department Deputy Chief Craig Dunlavy and told to stop. The man refused and threw a brick through the front window of the lobby. The man raised another brick and threatened Deputy Chief Dunlavy with it. Officers quickly responded and rather than using lethal force, were able to subdue the man utilizing a Taser.
Investigators are not clear as to the motive for the man’s actions, but at one point the man indicated he was tired of seeing news reports of police officers shooting people and decided today he would take a stand. There is no record of previous encounters with this individual and the Newton Police Department, and at this time it appears the man is passing through from another state.