Kansas City police ended a standoff on the city’s East Side on Thursday after determining no crime had been committed.
Police said emergency medical responders were called to the 2300 block of Lawndale Avenue about 3:30 p.m. When they approached the door the resident, described as a man in his 60s, threatened to shoot them and anyone else who entered.
Police were called and tried to persuade the man to surrender peacefully.
Shortly before 6 p.m. a police spokesman said a family member had called 911 without the resident’s knowledge. He said he did not want assistance and would shoot anyone who tried to enter his home. Police said no weapon was used or observed. They determined no crime was committed and called off the confrontation.
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Someone called for medical help
are in a standoff with a man who called 911 for medical help and then threatened to shoot emergency responders.
The incident, involving a man in his 60s, is in the 2300 block of Lawndale Avenue on the city’s East Side.
Police Chief Darryl Forté tweeted about the incident shortly before 4 p.m.
Negotiators are now trying to convince the man to surrender peacefully.