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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A scary Sunday night for several metro churchgoers, as a tense standoff began next door. It happened near 115th and Grandview.

"I received a call that there was ruckus, a standoff."

Frank Ross is a pastor at Apostolic Revival Church near 114th and Grandview. He got a call from churchgoers at the Sunday night service that a scary scene was developing near the church.

Police say they were called to the home after a wanted man who was believed to be armed barricaded himself inside. News of the standoff wasn't a shock to pastor Ross, as he has heard gunshots coming from the home before.

"There was actually one point in time when I went over and knocked on the door, and said 'I'm the pastor across the street and I just want you to know, if you need help we're here,'" Ross said.

He was devastated to see police surrounding the home, knowing what was likely happening inside.

After an hour, the wanted man was taken into custody. While the family in the home never came to the church, people at the Sunday night service say the family is in their hearts.

"We will pray," Ross said.

FOX 4 is not naming the suspect involved, until he is officially charged.

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