40-Highway at Noland Road reopens after standoff subject surrenders to police

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Kansas City police say a standoff in east Kansas City near Independence that started early Wednesday morning has ended peacefully.

According to Kari Thompson with the Kansas City Police Department, officers were initially called to the scene to assist firefighters on an ambulance call.

When the officers arrived, paramedics said that a male pointed a gun at them inside a room at the Super Budget Inn.

Paramedics were able to  exit the room safely, but the individual closed the door and refused to come out of the room. The subject's actions sparked at standoff around 6 a.m.

The standoff caused officers to close 40-Highway at Noland Road.

Police say the subject finally surrendered and was being taken to a local hospital to be evaluated.

 

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