Woman with sword shot & killed by police after standoff in Northland

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A woman with a sword was shot and killed by police Thursday afternoon after a standoff in the Northland.

Officers became involved in the standoff just after 1 p.m. Thursday in the area of N.E. 38th Street and N. Jackson Avenue after they were called to the area to check on a woman with a sword.

KCPD Capt. Lionel Colon said the woman entered someone’s home then ran into a shed. He said no one was home at the time.

Tactical officers secured the area, and negotiators tried to make contact with the woman, Colon said. She refused to come out.

The surrounding homes and a nearby day care were placed on lockdown, Colon said.

Colon said officers deemed the woman’s behavior threatening, and an officer shot the woman. It is not immediately clear if she was inside or outside the shed at the time of the shooting.

The woman’s name has not been released.

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