A standoff lasting more than eight hours at a Kansas City, Kan., hotel ended Friday morning with a man being taken into custody, then taken to a hospital with a gunshot wound.
The man allegedly fired shots at officers several times during the incident, but no officers were hurt.
The standoff began about 12:30 a.m. Friday when police were called to the Hilton Garden Inn at Fifth Street and Minnesota Avenue.
Hotel management told police that the occupant of a room was creating a disturbance, and they wanted him removed.
But when officers went to the room and tried to talk to the man, he fired shots through the door, according to a police spokesman.
Police then backed off, and the standoff began. About 100 hotel guests were safely evacuated and taken to the Reardon Civic Center next door.
During the standoff, the man fired shots three other times, and police returned fire.
As the standoff continued, police threw tear gas into the room and used a drone with a camera in an effort to observe the man’s movements inside the room.
The man did not respond to efforts by officers to talk to him until they used a bullhorn, and he agreed to come out. He came out of the room and was taken into custody.
Police said they didn’t know how many times the man was shot, but they said his injuries were not believed to be life-threatening.