KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Police activity associated with a standoff closed down both directions of Interstate 435 at NE Parvin Road for a few hours on Friday.
According to Kansas City, Missouri, Police Department public information officer Jake Becchina, there was an armed man inside an apartment/suite at 4301 N Corrington Avenue.
The northbound lanes of I-435 were closed at Missouri Highway 210, and the southbound lanes of I-435 were closed at NE 48th St.
The highway reopened at around 3:30 p.m. Friday afternoon after a suspect was taken into custody.
Becchina said the incident began when officers responded to the apartment on a domestic violence related disturbance.
A woman reported to a third party she was a danger with a man inside of the unit.
The third party contacted police, who responded to the apartment.
Upon arrival, officers contacted the woman who said the man was armed and had assaulted her.
Police took the woman to safety and began to surround the apartment to prevent the man's escape as well as to provide safety to others in the area.
When the man refused to exit the apartment, the standoff ensued.
Officers attempted to contact the man to get him to exit the apartment, but he refused.
Because of the proximity and potential danger to passing motorists, the highway and outer roads were both closed to all traffic.