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KCPD standoff on Indiana Avenue ends with 4 in custody

No threat to nearby Central High School, KCPD says
KCPD opp 100 near Central High
Posted at 12:37 PM, Jan 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-22 17:38:16-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — UPDATE | KCPD said just after 1 p.m. Wednesday, four people came out of the residence and were taken into custody without incident.

Police said their investigation confirmed one of the people inside had a warrant out for their arrest.

Officers didn't find anyone else in the house during a search.

PREVIOUS | Kansas City, Missouri, police were attempting to negotiate with a man wanted on a parole violation warrant who barricaded himself inside a residence on Wednesday morning.

Police said the man, who is in his 20s, was inside a residence in the 3000 block of Indiana Avenue and was believed to be armed when they initiated contact around 10 a.m.

According to KCPD spokesman Sgt. Jake Becchina, officers believed there were multiple other people inside the residence, but there was no indication they were being held hostage.

“We will attempt to make contact with the wanted person inside the residence and persuade him to exit the residence peacefully,” Becchina said around 11:45 a.m.

The standoff occurred within a couple of blocks from Central High School at Indiana Avenue and Linwood Boulevard, but Becchina said there was no active threat and the school had not been placed on lockdown.

KCPD school resource officers assigned to Central High School were monitoring the situation.

The 3000 block of Indiana Avenue was closed until further notice while police continued negotiations with the man.

This is a developing story and will be updated.