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Police Standoff Ends Peacefully

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A police standoff ended peacefully Thursday afternoon after an employee of the Missouri Department of Correction’s office barricaded himself inside and threatened to take his own life, according to police.

The standoff took place in the 1300 block of Brush Creek Blvd. shortly before noon.

Police spokesman Darin Snapp said the employee was having “personal problems” and was suicidal. Police were able to negotiate with the man, who surrendered to police peacefully. No other people were in the building.

No other information has been made available at this time.

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