Standoff on Euclid Avenue ends; woman in custody

Posted at 5:46 AM, Oct 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-05 08:54:32-04

UPDATE, 10/5: Police said the standoff ended around 7 a.m. and the suspect surrendered peacefully. 

The suspect is a woman, not a man, police said. She is in custody.

ORIGINAL | KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City police were in a standoff early Friday morning with an armed woman who allegedly assaulted another woman hours earlier. 

Around 3 a.m., officers responded to the 2900 block of Euclid Avenue to a disturbance with a weapon. Shots were fired at the home, but a woman inside was not hit and was able to escape to a nearby gas station, police said. 

Officers went to the home and tried to contact the suspect. They believe the person is armed and inside the home but refusing to come out. 

Sgt. Jake Becchina said when it comes to standoffs, there are no time limits. 

“The short answer is it takes as long as it takes to come out of the house peacefully,” Becchina said. “We bring tactical personnel who go through extensive training to go through situations like this to be ready to be out for a long period of time. We also bring in negotiators who go through a lot of training to talk to people to safely bring them out of the house. “ 

Negotiators and tactical personnel were trying to get the suspect to peacefully surrender. The woman is okay, police said.

Editor's note: An earlier version of this story incorrectly said the suspect was a man. The suspect was a woman, who surrendered around 7 a.m. and is now in custody.