A disturbance involving a suicidal person caused traffic backups in west Wichita early Sunday afternoon.
Sometime around noon, the situation led to a police response to an area near Maize Road and 45th Street, near Maize Middle School. Vehicles were not allowed to go north on Maize Road past the 45th Street intersection beginning at about 12:30 p.m.
Paul Cruz, an officer with the Wichita Police Department, said at 1:20 p.m. that the situation involved a suicidal person. Cruz said the disturbance had been resolved and the road was no longer blocked.
Officers with the Maize Police Department also responded to the scene. As of 1:30 p.m., the area was completely clear of police and emergency vehicles.