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Assault charges filed against man wounded in hotel standoff with KCK police

Suspect in KCK standoff exchanged gunfire several times with police

A suspect in a standoff lasting several hours early Friday at the Hilton Garden Inn in downtown Kansas City, Kan., was taken into custody and then taken to the hospital with a gunshot wound.
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A suspect in a standoff lasting several hours early Friday at the Hilton Garden Inn in downtown Kansas City, Kan., was taken into custody and then taken to the hospital with a gunshot wound.

Felony charges have been filed against the man arrested after a lengthy hotel standoff with Kansas City, Kan., police.

Jasper L. Cunningham, 36, is charged in Wyandotte County District Court with two counts of aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer.

Cunningham allegedly fired shots at officers and was wounded by return fire during the 9-hour standoff Friday at the Hilton Garden Inn at 5th Street and Minnesota Avenue.

No officers were injured. Cunningham was treated at a hospital for his injuries and booked into the Wyandotte County Jail later Friday.

He is now being held on a bond of $600,000.

Tony Rizzo: 816-234-4435, @trizzkc

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