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Man wanted on arrest warrant surrenders after hours-long standoff with police

Posted at 12:34 PM, May 01, 2024

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A man surrendered after an hours-long standoff with Kansas City, Missouri, and Kansas City, Kansas police in a wooded area in the West Bottoms.

The incident began about 9:30 a.m. when KCK officers tried to arrest the man on a felony warrant, according to police.

He ran from the officers and into the woods near the 1700 block of St. Louis Avenue.

KCMO police arrived to help and made contact with the wanted man, according to police.

He told officers he was armed and threatened to harm himself or officers.

Negotiators worked to convince the man to surrender and about 2:15 p.m. he was arrested with help from a Kansas City, Missouri Police Department K-9., police said.