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Police standoff ends in downtown KCMO

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Posted at 10:22 AM, Oct 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-09 12:05:29-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City, Missouri, police were involved in a hours-long standoff Wednesday morning in downtown KCMO.

Around 7 a.m., KCPD officers began communicating with a person inside an apartment complex near West Seventh Street and May Street.

The standoff ended shortly before 11 a.m., according to police.

There was a heavy police presence in the area during the standoff, and people were asked to avoid the area. Seventh Street was closed between Broadway Boulevard and Central Street for several hours.