One arrest made after gunfire, standoff on North Bellefontaine

04/18/2014 11:53 AM

04/18/2014 8:17 PM

Authorities rounded up several residents of a house in Kansas City’s northeast area Friday after bystanders reported gunfire.

Employees at a small trucking company showed up for work about 8:45 a.m. and heard gunfire from inside a small home on the east side of the 1100 block of North Bellefontaine Avenue.

At least one bullet came close to the truckers outside, one of the men said.

A Kansas City tactical response team soon arrived, with at least one officer taking a position on the roof of a nearby building. The standoff continued through the morning before police took custody of several residents from inside the home, which is on a small dead-end street just south of the Missouri River.

Later in the day, police said one man was arrested on an investigative hold for assault. He has not been charged.

Brian Burnes bburnes@kcstar.com

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