Police shot and killed a man during a 12-hour standoff after he exited his home and threatened police with a hand grenade that turned out not to be live.
The standoff began about 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the 4400 block of Monroe Avenue. Jackson County sheriff’s deputies had gone to the house to serve an eviction notice on a man staying there.
The man allegedly threatened deputies, who backed away, according to police. Kansas City police initiated an Operation 100, a tactical response when a person has barricaded himself inside a building,
According to police, the man continued to threaten officers with a hand grenade and a gun throughout the day. He told police he’d shoot and blow them up. He also told police his home was wired with explosives. Police evacuated people from surrounding homes.
The man refused to surrender. About 10:30 p.m., he exited the house and threatened police with the grenade. An officer fired and killed the man.
Bomb detectives secured the hand grenade about 2 a.m. and later determined it was not a live grenade. Bomb detectives and tactical officers searched the house and determined shortly after 3:30 a.m. that the house was safe.
Detectives remained at the scene Thursday morning investigating.
This is the third fatal shooting by Kansas City police this year.
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