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Interstate 29 back open after police arrest armed subject

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Posted at 1:21 PM, Sep 14, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-14 16:33:52-04

UPDATE, 3:30 p.m. | Police have taken the subject into custody and reopened the highway.

EARLIER | Kansas City police have closed a stretch of I-29 in the Northland as they attempt to arrest a person they believe is armed next to the highway.

As of 1:15 p.m., multiple law enforcement agencies had blocked off I-29 between N. Oak Trafficway and the I-29/I-35 split.

There was no immediate information on the length of the closure.

Motorists should seek an alternate route.

The nearby St. Pius X High School has been placed on lockdown while police attempt to arrest the suspect.

This is a developing story and will be updated.