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Murder suspect not found after hours-long standoff in KC North

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Posted at 5:28 PM, Mar 23, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-24 00:23:13-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — An hours-long standoff Wednesday night ended when tactical officers entered an apartment and did not find a murder suspect wanted by U.S. Marshals.

The U.S. Marshals were in an apartment complex Wednesday afternoon in the 7900 block of North Hickory Street when they spotted a murder suspect.

The suspect ran and barricaded himself in an apartment, according to KCMO police.

The U.S. Marshals then contacted KCPD for assistance, and a standoff was called in order to bring in more tactical resources like negotiators.

"The suspect is believed to be armed," A spokesperson for KCPD said. "Our negotiators are attempting to contact the suspect in order to bring this situation to a peaceful resolution."

KCPD has contacted the residents in the building and evacuated some.

The suspect and victim in the case were not from Kansas City, police said.

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