Breaking News

Leawood stabbing leads to standoff in Kansas City

Updated: 2013-06-12T12:00:23Z

Kansas City police said a man suspected of stabbing his uncle in Leawood held officers in a standoff early Wednesday.

The man is accused of stabbing his 63-year-old uncle in the face and leg with a knife about 11 p.m. Tuesday in the 9400 block of State Line Road in Leawood. The injuries did not appear to be life-threatening.

The suspect fled across the state line. About midnight, Kansas City officers found his vehicle parked in the 1100 block of N.E. 52nd Place, outside the house where he recently had moved.

Police said the man had made statements before that prompted them to begin a standoff. Negotiations continued the suspect surrendered shortly after 4 a.m.

| Richard Espinoza,

Deal Saver Subscribe today!


The Kansas City Star is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

The Kansas City Star uses Facebook's commenting system. You need to log in with a Facebook account in order to comment. If you have questions about commenting with your Facebook account, click here