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Standoff in rural Douglas County ends peacefully

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Posted at 10:27 PM, Mar 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-31 23:27:22-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A 12-hour standoff in rural Douglas County, Kansas, ended peacefully Sunday.

Sheriff’s deputies from responded to a field near the intersection of West 143rd Street and County Line Road around 7 a.m. to investigate reports of a man armed with a gun and “potentially … a danger to himself,” the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office said.

Deputies communicated with the man, who remained in the field throughout the day.

He finally surrendered safely around 7:15 p.m.

Johnson County deputies also responded to the initial call.