WICHITA, Kan. (AP) Reports of shots fired at a Kansas sheriff’s deputy brings 30 squad cars to the scene where investigators discover the sound was actually an electrical transformer blowing.
The Wichita Eagle reports dozens of officers responded to a call about a Sedgwick County deputy in trouble in west Wichita on Wednesday afternoon. Police set up a perimeter and closed parts of two streets in their search for a shooting suspect.
Sedgwick County Sheriff Jeff Easter says the deputy was standing with her back to a transformer at 3:06 p.m. and felt a concussion after hearing what sounded like a shot from a rifle.
Investigators concluded that a blown transformer caused an electrical outage at 3:07 p.m. and prompted the report.
The outage occurred during a period of high winds.