Kansas City police said an hours-long standoff with a robbery suspect in the attic of a house Thursday ended when the man was found dead, apparently from suicide.
Officers had arrived about 4:45 p.m. at the house in the 900 block of West 42nd Street with a warrant for the man’s arrest on a felony drug charge from Macon County.
Police were also seeking the man in connection with numerous burglaries and armed robberies in the midtown area, according to a statement from Darin Snapp, a Kansas City Police Department spokesman.
The man refused to surrender and fled into the attic of the house, police said. Negotiators were called to the scene, and a standoff lasted until shortly after 8 p.m., when officers found the man dead inside the attic.
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Police said it appeared the man had killed himself. The Police Department did not immediately release the man’s name.