Kansas City police say standoff over after armed man surrenders peacefully

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City police say the armed suspect involved in a standoff late Sunday morning has surrendered peacefully.

Officers were called to the area of 51st and The Paseo just before 9 a.m. on a disturbance.

Officers contacted a woman in the area who told officers she and a man at a nearby residence were involved in an altercation there. The woman told officers he was armed with a gun inside.

Officers responded to the residence to make contact with the armed male for further investigation but he refused to come out.

Officers deescalated and surrounded the house to prevent escape and called for a standoff to bring more tactical resources and negotiators to the scene. 

KCPD said the armed suspect surrendered peacefully at 12:45 p.m. and was taken into custody.

No injuries have been reported at this time.

Police said the investigation continues into the original assault.

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