Man charged with threatening Topeka officers with knife, saw


November 17, 2021

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A 59-year-old man was charged Wednesday after he allegedly threatened Topeka police officers with a knife and hand saw at a hotel.

Norman Kelly, of Topeka, was arrested after the confrontation at the Hotel Topeka at City Center, formerly known as Capital Plaza Hotel, Shawnee County District Attorney Mike Kagay said.

Kelly was fired from the hotel last week and banned from the property, police said. Officers were called to the hotel Saturday after reports that Kelly refused to leave and was harassing customers in the parking lot, WIBW reported.

Kelly was armed with a la...

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