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Police taser a man accused of brandishing a gun, threatening Lawrence’s business

LAWRENCE (KSNT) – Police say they have arrested a man following reports from witnesses that he presented himself at a former employer brandishing a gun.

Laura McCabe of the Lawrence Police Department reports she was called to a business at approximately 1:00 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17 in the 1100 block of Horizon Drive. Company employees told police the man came to the company after being recently fired. He allegedly threatened and flashed employees a gun before walking away as the woman he thought was responsible for firing him was not present.

The LPD tried to make telephone contact with the suspect, but the line got disconnected or went to voicemail, according to McCabe. Police later learned of the man’s whereabouts and tried to arrest him the same day as the incident in the corridor of an apartment building. The man resisted arrest and tried to return to the apartment.

McCabe said an officer used his taser, allowing police to arrest the man without further incident. Officers also found the weapon suspected of being involved in the incident. The man was taken to a local hospital to be checked before being taken to the Douglas County Jail. The suspect was identified by McCabe as 48-year-old Marquis Lee.

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