Northland standoff ends peacefully after more than 5 hours

KANSAS CITY, Missouri - Kansas City police say a standoff in the Northland ended peacefully around 4:15 a.m. Wednesday after more than five hours.

It all started when police say a man forced his way into a foreplex on the 4400 block of NW 57th Street near Northwood around 11 p.m. Tuesday.

Kansas City police say the man matched the description of one of four suspects who robbed the occupants of a home on the 4700 block of Cliff Hill Drive around 10 p.m. Tuesday.  Investigators say at least one of the men was armed with a shotgun.

The men didn't get away with anything.  As police were canvassing the area, they spotted a man who matched one of the suspect descriptions.

Police say the woman, the suspect's girlfriend, who lives in the foreplex called her mom in a panic.  She told her mom that the man rushed into her house and tried to grab a set of keys but never left. 

Both stayed inside the house overnight and refused to come out.

Negotiators and tactical officers surounded the foreplex and tried to get the man and woman out of the home.

Both eventually came out. The man was arrested on three outstanding felony warrants, as well as in regards to the robbery investigation. The woman had two outstanding warrants she was arrested on.

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