A Kansas City, Kan., man who defied police during a six-hour standoff last week is now in custody after scuffling with U.S. marshals.
Gregory P. Andrews, 56, was arrested Wednesday after allegedly hitting one of the arresting officers with a rake.
After he was arrested, Andrews was taken to a hospital after complaining of a rib injury, according to Ron Miller, U.S. Marshal for Kansas.
The initial Aug. 16 standoff began when the U.S. Marshals Service went to his house and tried to arrest Andrews for a state parole violation and for failing to register as a sex offender.
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He was convicted of taking indecent liberties with a child in 2012, according to the Kansas Sex Offender Registry.
When he refused to come out, the marshals backed off and police tactical teams were called in to surround the house at 57th Street and Parallel Parkway.
As the standoff continued, a large crowd gathered at the scene and some people chanted at police not to shoot.
Police commanders decided to end the standoff because they said the severity of the charges he was wanted on did not justify anyone getting hurt.
Miller said that members of the Marshals Fugitive Task Force were conducting surveillance on Andrews’ house Wednesday afternoon when they spotted him outside.
When officers moved in to arrest him, Andrews allegedly struck one of the officers with a rake. Andrews was “taken to the ground” and placed under arrest, Miller said.
The officer struck with the rake declined medical treatment.
Wyandotte County prosecutors and the U.S. Attorneys Office are now conferring to determine if any new charges will be filed in state or federal court.