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Stabbing suspect shot by Leavenworth police following standoff

In critical, stable condition
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Posted at 8:39 AM, Feb 13, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-13 21:35:39-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The suspect in a stabbing investigation was shot by Leavenworth officers around 5 a.m. Sunday following a "brief" standoff, according to a release from Leavenworth Chief of Police Pat Kitchens.

Leavenworth officers were searching for the stabbing suspect in another jurisdiction and made contact at 5th and Seneca streets.

Police say the 31-year-old male suspect, armed with a handgun, was shot and wounded by Leavenworth and Lansing officers.

He was taken to an area hospital in Kansas City in critical but stable condition, according to the release.

The Leavenworth Police Department has asked the Kansas Bureau of Investigation to conduct the investigation.

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