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Standoff ends in the Northland after several hours, police say

Posted: 7:41 AM, Apr 19, 2019
Updated: 2019-04-19 11:48:20-04
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Law enforcement officials were involved in a standoff in the Northland Friday morning.

They were called to the scene in the 200 block of Northeast 43rd Street around 5:30 a.m.

Officials told 41 Action News there was an assault at the home earlier, and a person refused to come outside.

Around 10:30 a.m., police said the man had come out of the house and was in custody.

Police said the man was experiencing suicidal thoughts, and his mother told them he was off his medication. Police said the man would be transported to an area hospital for evaluation.

Officials said that the man had begun communicating with them and ceased threatening to harm himself.

The SWAT team was called to the scene.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.