Police shot and killed a man during a 12-hour standoff after he exited his home and threatened police with a hand grenade that turned out not to be live.
The standoff began about 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the 4400 block of Monroe Avenue. Jackson County sheriff’s deputies had gone to the house to serve an eviction notice on a man staying there.
The man allegedly threatened deputies, who backed away, according to police. Kansas City police initiated an Operation 100, a tactical response when a person has barricaded himself inside a building,
According to police, the man continued to threaten officers with a hand grenade and a gun throughout the day. He told police he’d shoot and blow them up. He also told police his home was wired with explosives. Police evacuated people from surrounding homes.
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The man refused to surrender. About 10:30 p.m., he exited the house and threatened police with the grenade. An officer fired and killed the man.
Bomb detectives secured the hand grenade about 2 a.m. and later determined it was not a live grenade. Bomb detectives and tactical officers searched the house and determined shortly after 3:30 a.m. that the house was safe.
Detectives remained at the scene Thursday morning investigating.
This is the third fatal shooting by Kansas City police this year.
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