A 20-year-old man was arrested late Sunday night after he burst into a house, demanded at gunpoint to be given his infant daughter, then placed the loaded, cocked gun in the car seat with the infant, police said.
The incident unfolded at about 11 p.m. Sunday in the 1700 block of East 22nd, Lt. James Espinoza said. That’s east of I-135 and north of 21st Street.
The man forced his way into the house “and threatened to shoot everyone if he did not get his baby,” according to a police report on the incident. He pointed the gun at several people inside the house to reinforce his threat.
After he put the baby in a car seat, the man placed his loaded, cocked gun next to the baby and tried to leave. Police were called and he was arrested at the scene, documents show.
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He was booked into the Sedgwick County Jail on suspicion of aggravated assault with a firearm, aggravated burglary and child endangerment, Espinoza said.