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3-hour standoff over in the Northland

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Posted at 9:12 PM, Oct 04, 2015
and last updated 2015-10-04 22:12:23-04

UPDATE Oct. 4, 2015 8:52 P.M.: The three-hour standoff ended shortly before 9 p.m. Sunday, as police cleared the scene and let residents back into their homes.

Police said the suspect in the standoff surrendered and was taken into custody without incident. They had been speaking with him over the phone and negotiating with him to give himself up.

Officers initially responded to the home in response to a report of a disturbance.

ORIGINAL STORY:

Police are at the scene Sunday evening of an armed standoff in the Northland.

The armed standoff is at a home near the 4100 block of North Jackson Avenue.

Officers, including armored vehicles, have surrounded the home and blocked off the street. 

The suspect involved could be heard by neighbors shouting "They're not police...call the police!" out of the window of his home. 

Police attempted to give the man a phone number in order to prove they really are police officers.

Just before 7:40 p.m. Sunday, a negotiator told the man: "I know you're scared. I see you in the corner. We are going to throw you a phone." 

Suspect described as 'violent' by police

Kansas City Police Department Chief Darryl Forté said the suspect was described by officers as “violent, refusing to exit his residence."

Meanwhile, police shot out a street light above the scene of the standoff.

A small fire was generated after the shot was fired, which was quickly extinguished.

The scene from the neighborhood: 

This is a developing story. We’ll have more information when available.

Shain Bergan can be reached at Shain.Bergan@kshb.com.

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