Police are investigating the death of a person whose body was found inside a burning building Wednesday morning in Kansas City’s Northeast area.
While police were investigating the death in the 5000 block of Ninth Street, a man confronted officers with a large sword or machete.
Officers were able to calm the man down, and he was taken to a police station for questioning.
Firefighters found the dead body in the burning shed or garage behind a tan two-story building near the Ninth and Van Brunt Athletic Fields. It may take some time to identify the body as male or female, police said.
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A dog that burned in the fire also was found dead, police said.
At this time this incident is a death investigation.
Kansas City police were called to the scene of the fire just before 6 a.m., according to police.