Police shoot man with a knife near I-35 and NE Antioch Road in Northland

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Police shot a man who cut another person with a knife Friday in the Northland.

KCPD Capt. Tim Hernandez said officers were originally called to near Interstate 35 and N.E. Antioch Road around 4:30 p.m. for a reported cutting call.

When they arrived, there was a man there armed with a knife.

KCPD has identified the man wielding the knife as Robert Luckinbill.

Officers made efforts to try and get Luckinbill to drop the knife, but those efforts were unsuccessful, Hernandez said. They also tried to get him to surrender using a Taser.

Eventually, the man was running into traffic, and when Luckinbill allegedly turned toward an officer with the knife, an officer shot him.

Luckinbill was taken to a nearby hospital in critical condition. The victim who was cut was also taken to the hospital in stable condition.

The incident, and resulting police presence, caused big back-ups on both directions of I-35 and on Antioch during Friday afternoon’s commute. As of 6:30 p.m. there are some minor road closures in the area still.

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