On Sunday morning, the Kansas City, Missouri, police promptly arrived at a residence located in the 5600 block of Jackson Avenue following reports of a domestic violence assault.
When officers arrived at the scene at approximately 9:30 a.m., they engaged in a conversation with a woman who stated that the disturbance had occurred within a residence. Subsequently, she safely exited the premises accompanied by one child.
According to the Kansas City Police Department (KCPD), after the woman was transported to a local hospital for medical attention, the man barricaded himself inside the residence.
At approximately 10:30 a.m., the police encircled the house in an effort to defuse the situation. Despite the individual inside being suspected of being armed, he persistently refused to come out.
The situation quickly escalated into a tense standoff.
The children descended a ladder into a courtyard while the man returned to the house.
By approximately 2:30 p.m., the police reported that several children and dogs emerged from the house and were safely reunited with their families.
The home was believed to only have the man left as its occupant.
The KCMO Fire Department focused its efforts on containing the blaze from an armored vehicle.
The man eventually left the house carrying a rifle. He followed the officers’ instructions to drop his weapons and move away from the fire at around 6:30 p.m., according to the Kansas City Police Department (KCPD).
The authorities apprehended the man and escorted him for a medical assessment to determine if he had sustained any injuries.
The investigation into the incident is currently underway.
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