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Sword-wielding woman shot, killed by police in the Northland identified

Posted at 4:24 PM, Jun 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-15 17:35:14-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. –  Police shot and killed a woman wielding a sword following a standoff Thursday.

Police were originally called to the 3800 block of N. Jackson Avenue at about 1:30 p.m. Thursday. Officers spotted the woman with a sword. She then reportedly ran into a house and then a nearby shed.

A police spokesman said tactical officers prevented the woman from leaving the shed and negotiators attempted to make contact. 

Police identified the woman as Ashley Fulkerson, 28, from Kansas City, Missouri.

A nearby daycare/school was placed on a lockdown to ease dismissal of kids at the daycare.

Shortly after this shooting, officers in downtown Kansas City shot and killed two men in an unrelated incident.