Sheriff: Man fatally stabs self after chase near Wichita

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SUMNER COUNTY, Kansas – The Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Department was involved in a high-speed chase that ended with the suspect fatally stabbing himself.

Sedgwick County Dispatch confirms, the vehicle, a red Oldsmobile Bravada, pulled away after a traffic stop on US-54 Highway around 9:45 a.m.

Sedgwick County Sheriff’s deputies gave chase as the vehicle on US-54 through Wichita and then headed south on I-135. Speeds reached up to 90 miles per hour.

The suspect lead officers through South Wichita and Haysville before merging onto the Kansas Turnpike.

Eventually, the chase entered Sumner County where authorities deployed stop spikes. The vehicle was disabled but kept going until a sheriff’s cruiser was used to stop the car.

After the suspect vehicle was stopped, deputies approached the Oldsmobile and saw the suspect stab himself in the neck and upper chest area.  The suspect was removed from the vehicle by deputies and KHP troopers.

They immediately administered first aid, but the man died.

His name had not been released. Sumner County authorities are investigating the death.


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