A man was taken into custody Friday afternoon after a three-hour police standoff that began when he allegedly pointed a gun at Jackson County court personnel who were at his house for an eviction.
Kansas City police and other authorities surrounded the home, at 11th Street and White Avenue on Kansas City's East Side, after the man pointed a gun at an eviction officer who had gone there with a cleaning crew.
When the man pointed the gun, the eviction officer — who holds the title of deputy — fired at least one shot at him, but the man was apparently not hit. The officer and cleaning crew left the home and called in more law enforcement, according to police.
The first police officer to arrive, by motorcycle, saw the man pointing a gun out the front door. No police officers or members of the cleaning crew were injured.
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Negotiators spoke to the man before he came outside. He was taken into custody at about 3 p.m.
The incident was first reported about 12:15 p.m. By 1 p.m., several dozen Kansas City officers and deputies with the Jackson County Sheriff's Office were at the scene, and armored tactical units had begun arriving.
Before Friday, Jackson County Court officers had served an eviction notice at the house, according to police. On Friday, the eviction officer announced that he and the cleaning crew were there, police said. As they searched the home to see if anyone was there, they encountered the armed man.