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Man tries to set fire to his Lee’s Summit home, leading to two-hour police standoff

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A man who allegedly attempted to set fires in his Lee’s Summit duplex early Thursday barricaded himself inside the home, leading to a two-hour standoff, according to police.

Police responded to the duplex in the 600 block of Northeast Chipman Road after a neighbor called saying the man was causing a disturbance and acting erratically.

Arriving officers found the man allegedly attempting to set fires inside his house. Once he realized that police had arrived, the man barricaded himself in his home, police said.

During the standoff, Chipman Road was closed between Northeast Independence and Northeast Florence avenues.

The standoff ended shortly before 7 a.m. when the man peacefully surrendered to police. Police were talking to the man to determine what had happened.

Robert A. Cronkleton gets up very early in the morning to bring readers breaking news about crime, transportation and weather at the crack of dawn. He’s been at The Star since 1987 and now contributes data reporting and video editing.
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