Crime & Courts

Knife threat toward roommate lands 28-year-old man in jail

A 25-year-old man was taken into custody by Wichita police Saturday afternoon following an incident in which he threatened his roommate with knives and stated that he was going to kill him.

The incident happened shortly after 1:30 p.m. on Saturday in the 5000 block of West Ninth Street, according to Sgt. Joe Kennedy, spokesman for the Wichita Police Department.

When officers arrived on the scene, officers talked with the 28-year-old victim and a couple of witnesses, Kennedy said.

There were several roommates at the location and each had their own set of kids, Kennedy said.

“The argument was over a misunderstanding of the children,” Kennedy said.

The 28-year-old roommate was not injured.