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Police activity temporarily shuts down I-35 near downtown

Police activity temporarily shuts down I-35 near South West Boulevard and Cambridge Circle
Posted at 7:33 PM, Dec 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-17 20:33:24-05

KANSAS CITY, Missouri.  — Police activity briefly shut down Interstate 35 on Thursday evening between Southwest Boulevard and Cambridge Circle in Kansas City, Missouri.

The incident occurred shortly before 6:30 p.m. just south of downtown.

It started as a traffic crash, according to police, before escalating to an attempted assault of a police officer.

One of the responding KCPD police officers encountered a person at the scene of the crash who took a swing at the officer. The suspect was possibly intoxicated or on drugs, police said.

The officer was no injured, but the incident triggered a massive KCPD response. The ensuing investigation briefly closed I-35, but all lanes had reopened by 7:15 p.m.