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Kansas City police end standoff with man who allegedly pointed gun at officers

Posted at 9:33 PM, Nov 14, 2023
and last updated 2023-11-15 06:23:16-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Police in Kansas City, Missouri, responded to a standoff Tuesday evening after a man allegedly pointed a gun at officers.

Around 5:45 p.m., officers responded to an apartment complex near Benton Boulevard and East 23rd Street on reports of a disturbance with a weapon.

Someone living at the complex said they heard commotion in the apartment above, followed by the sound of gunshots.

Officers tried to talk to the man living in the upstairs unit, but the man came to a window and pointed a gun at the officers before retreating into the unit.

Police surrounded the apartment and called additional negotiators to the scene. Multiple residents were evacuated from the building.

At approximately 11 p.m., officers made entry into the apartment and took the subject into custody without further incident. The investigation into the aggravated assault on the officer is ongoing at this time.