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article imageGunman Storms Topeka VA Hospital, gunman arrested

By KJ Mullins     Jul 12, 2009 in Crime
The Colmery-O'Neil VA Medical Center in Topeka, Kansas is the scene of a hostage situation. The main building was stormed by a gunman Sunday afternoon.
There have been no reports by the police of shots fired or injuries in the hostage situation.
A SWAT Team and hostage negotiators are on route to the hospital. There is at least one ambulance on standby at the scene.
The Colmery-O'Neil VA Medical Center was built in 1942 as an Army hospital. It has a staff of 1,100 and 445 beds.
The hospital provides medical, surgical, and psychiatric treatment services for veterans.
This is a breaking news report, as details come in the article will be updated.
The husband of former Topeka City Councilwoman Lana Kennedy, Bob Kennedy is trapped inside the building at this time.
Police have arrested the man with no injuries ending the hostage situation.
The gunman is said to have ejected rounds from his weapon in exchange for cigarettes.
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