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Belton police arrest man reportedly armed with a hatchet

KCMO officer-involved shooting
Posted at 2:45 AM, Jan 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-30 06:31:14-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Belton police arrested a man late Wednesday night after shooting him with less lethal ammunition.

Officers were called to a home near 173rd and Toulouse Avenue just after 11:00 p.m. Wednesday on a report of a man wielding a hatchet.

When police arrived at the scene, the man was walking in the street, threatening someone over the phone.

An officer fired several rounds of a less lethal ammunition at the man. He was arrested near Missouri 58 and Bel Ray Boulevard and taken to a hospital. The man was not seriously hurt.

Police have not released the man's name and he is not yet charged with a crime.

Police also did not specify what kind of non-lethal ammunition was used.