Standoff at south KC motel ends peacefully

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Kansas City police were at the scene of an Operation 100 on Tuesday afternoon near 118th and Blue Ridge Boulevard.

Police dispatchers told FOX 4 that a man at a motel was threatening to take his life, and is armed with some kind of weapon. The address police were sent to comes back to the American Best Value Inn and Suites.

A police spokesperson says that officers originally responded on a report of car thefts at about 3 p.m., and that a guest of the motel may be the suspect. When officers attempted to speak to the man, he wouldn't come out of a room and threatened to shoot himself.

A search of records revealed the man is wanted on a felony warrant for a drug offense and is known to be violent. Currently negotiators are talking to him on the phone and at the door of the room, guests in neighboring rooms were moved away from the standoff scene.

Police said shortly after 7 p.m. that the standoff ended peacefully. In addition to the man who started the standoff, another man and a woman were found. All three had felony drug warrants.

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