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Man who allegedly shot at Leawood police was intoxicated, threatened to hurt himself

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A man who was reportedly intoxicated and threatening to hurt himself fired shots at police officers Saturday night at a home in Leawood, according to police.

Leawood police were called about 10 p.m. to the home near 135th Street and Mission Road to check on the man, according to a written statement from the Leawood Police Department.

While officers tried to talk to the man, he fired several shots at them, police said.

Several neighboring police agencies responded to help, and after five hours of negotiations the man surrendered.

He was arrested and charges are pending, police said.

No injuries were reported.

Ian Cummings is the breaking news editor for The Kansas City Star, where he started as a reporter in 2015. He is a Kansas City native who graduated from the University of Kansas in 2012.
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