KCPD use tear gas, bean bag rounds to end standoff in Northland with man barricaded inside vehicle

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Posted at 10:57 PM, Jul 22, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-23 06:16:52-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City, Missouri, police were in a standoff Friday night in the Northland with a knife-wielding man refusing to get out of his car.

Officers were sent to the area of Northwest 64th Street and Interstate 29 on the report of a man and two dogs on the side of the road, according to a KCPD spokesperson.

Callers told police they were worried the man and his dogs were in distress.

The man was found near the northbound exit ramp from Interstate 29 to Northwest 64th Street.

He pulled out a knife and confronted the officers as they tried to check on him.

The officers moved back and the man got into a car with his two dogs.

Police think the car belongs to the man and the car does not run, according to the spokesperson.

Negotiators were at the scene and trying to get the man to get out of the car.

Shortly after midnight, officers used tear gas and bean bag rounds to assist in removing the man from the vehicle and placing him in custody.

Police also secured the man's dogs.

The exit ramps from north and southbound Interstate 29 to Northwest 64th Street were closed during the incident, as were streets near the interstate.