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All lanes of NB US Highway 71 at Gregory Boulevard back open after standoff

Posted at 2:53 PM, May 15, 2024

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — All lanes of northbound U.S. 71 Highway at Gregory Boulevard reopened after being closed due to a standoff, police said.

A spokesperson with the Kansas City, Missouri, Police Department told KSHB 41 detectives were looking for person with a warrant for their arrest.

That person was located about 1:50 p.m. in a home in the 7100 Block of Chestnut Avenue, which is about a block from the closure.

Officers surrounded the house and tried to get the wanted person to come out.

The officers also learned the person had a gun and barricaded the door to prevent detectives from entering the house, police said.

Tactical officers and negotiators were called to the house.

Several other people came out of the house before the suspect ran out a back door, got into a car and sped away.

The suspect got only two blocks away before crashing into a truck.

Officers quickly arrested the driver, who suffered non life-threatening injuries in the crash, police said.

The truck driver was treated at the scene for minor injuries.