Kansas City Police Standoff Near Westport Slum Fresh Concludes

Here's the word on a Midtown ruckus that's drawing a great many clueless social media comments.

Police are in a standoff with a robbery suspect and working with negotiators for a peaceful solution.

More . . . There is currently a police standoff/OP 100 in the 600 block of W. 40th St in regard to an armed barricaded party inside a residence.

News report update via www.TonysKansasCity.com link . . .

Kansas City police in standoff with possible robbery suspect

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas City police are in a standoff with a possible robbery suspect near 40th & Pennsylvania Avenue. Just after noon officers were called to the scene in the 600 block of West 40th street. A possible robbery suspect is reportedly holed up in a building there.


Here's the aftermath report . . . 

This morning just after 11am, officers were called to the 600 block of W. 40th Street in regard to a disturbance.  While officers were en route to the location, the call was upgraded to an armed robbery.  Upon arrival, officers contacted the victim (an adult female) who stated she was there to clean the residence.  She stated when she stepped out on the front porch, the suspect (an adult male who does not live there) pulled a knife out and robbed her of her cell phone.  The suspect then ran into the residence closing the door behind him.  The suspect was reported to still be inside the residence.

A police standoff/OP 100 was called to bring tactical resources and negotiators to the scene.  Negotiators began attempting to contact the suspect who eventually came out of the residence.  The suspect was taken into custody without incident. 

The standoff has concluded and the investigation into the robbery continues.

Developing . . .