SEDGWICK COUNTY —Law enforcement authorities are investigating a disturbance and have a suspect in custody.
Just before 7 p.m. Monday, police were dispatched to a disturbance with weapon call in the 1600 block of N. Pennsylvania in Wichita, according to Officer Chad Ditch.
911 operators had received a call from a citizen reporting an unknown man had thrown a brick through their car window.
Officers arrived in the area and contacted a 57-year-old victim who was bleeding severely from an injury to his wrist. An officer quickly applied a tourniquet to the man and rendered aid until EMS could transport him to an area hospital for treatment.
Officers learned the victim had followed the suspect after the brick was thrown at his car when the suspect, identified as 39-year-old Samuel Burns, approached him with a knife and cut him twice.
Officers began checking the area for the suspect, who was still armed with the knife, and located him in the 1900 block of N. Hydraulic where he was taken into custody.
Burns booked into the Sedgwick County Jail for aggravated battery, interference with law enforcement, criminal damage, criminal threat, and a warrant for domestic battery. Hospital staff informed officers that their quick action in applying a tourniquet to the victim saved his life
Burns has a previous drug conviction, according to the Kansas Dept. of Corrections.