Kansas City police detain armed man injured in Northland standoff


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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City police have taken a suspect in for questioning after he initiated a standoff that lasted six hours Thursday night, May 20.

Police were called out to a home near 99th and N. Cherry Street in the Northland around 9:15 p.m. for a domestic violence incident. When they arrived, two people came out of the home. One of them said they were a victim of assault. 

At that point, police could see the man inside with a rifle. As police attempted to secure the scene, they said the man was threatening to shoot people.

The suspect then fired shots at officers, according to a police spokesperson, and officers return fire.

Police Captain Leslie Foreman said police were finally able to detain the suspect around 3:15 a.m. The man had what appeared to be a non-life-threatening gunshot wound. He was transported to the hospital.

No officers were reported injured.

Some neighbors nearby had to be evacuated, and surrounding streets were closed off during negotiations.

FOX4 is monitoring this situation. This story will be updated as we learn more.

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