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Kansas City police end standoff near Broadway Boulevard, Westport Road

4100 block of Broadway Boulevard standoff
Posted at 6:32 PM, Jul 01, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-02 11:40:34-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo.  — Police in Kansas City, Missouri, worked a standoff with an individual believed to be armed in the 4100 block of Broadway Boulevard on Friday evening.

KCPD Sgt. Jake Becchina said the incident involved a suspect of an aggravated assault.

Broadway Boulevard and Westport Road were closed while the standoff ensued.

Becchina said officers first responded to an apartment complex located at 4111 Broadway Boulevard on reports of an assault.

When they arrived, they contacted two victims that work at the complex.

The employees told police they were inside the complex when they observed a man with a gun assaulting a female.

The man allegedly also assaulted the workers.

Both the female and the two employees are safe.

The male went inside an apartment and is refusing to come out, according to police.

Becchina said other residents have either sheltered in place or evacuated.

At around 8:15 p.m., officers made entry into the apartment and nobody was inside, police say.

Becchina said the investigation will continue.

This is a developing story and will be updated.