Iolan shoots self in standoff

Local News

February 6, 2019 - 11:51 AM

A 29-year-old Iola woman killed herself early Tuesday after barricading herself and her three children in her home for more than three hours, with law enforcement outside.

The Kansas Bureau of Investigation reported the incident, which started just before 10 p.m. Monday.

Friends of Briana Heistand saw a disturbing photo of the woman threatening suicide via social media and called the Iola Police Department.

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