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September 18, 2013

Overland Park police standoff with armed man ends peacefully after 10-1/2 hours

A man who had barricaded himself inside an Overland Park home for 10-1/2 hours surrendered to police Wednesday morning.

A man who had barricaded himself inside a southern Overland Park home for 10-1/2 hours surrendered to police Wednesday morning.

The man, who is in his late-20s, surrendered about 9:30 a.m. Police said the man had been armed with a weapon, possibly a handgun.

A family member called police about 11 p.m. Tuesday reporting a domestic disturbance at the home near West 142nd and Flint Streets, said Officer Gary Mason, a spokesman for the Overland Park Police Department.

All of the family members except for the man had left the house before police arrived. Family members asked police to check on the man’s welfare, Mason said.

While checking on the man, they discovered that he had a weapon, possibly a handgun, Mason said. Throughout the standoff, police were in contact with the man over the telephone.

He eventually decided to surrender, Mason said.

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