Crime

Attacker eludes Kansas City police by jumping out third-story window

A man forced his way into a south Kansas City apartment overnight and assaulted his estranged girlfriend before escaping by jumping out a third-story window, police said.

The incident was reported shortly after midnight early Tuesday in the 14500 block of U.S. 71.

According to what the victim told police, the father of her child forced his way into her apartment then barricaded the front door before assaulting the woman. She managed to flee to a neighbor’s apartment, where she called police.

Officers soon arrived and saw a man inside the victim’s apartment. He escaped by jumping out a third-story window and fleeing in an unknown direction, police said.

Glenn E. Rice, grice@kcstar.com

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