A 42-year-old Kansas City man surrendered to police following a six-hour standoff in the 4200 block of College Avenue that started as a violent disturbance between neighbors.
A neighbor sitting in his living room about 8:30 a.m. noticed the man slashing the neighbor’s tires, police said. When confronted, the man slashed the neighbor across the face.
The victim called 911. His attacker grabbed a gas can, went into his neighbor’s house, poured gasoline in the man’s living room and lit it on fire, police said. The victim put out the fire.
After police arrived, the man with the knife retreated to his home and refused to come out, police said.
Police called in a negotiator and an armored vehicle.