Jamiesfeast – On Sunday morning, the Kansas City, Missouri police promptly arrived at a residence located in the 5600 block of Jackson Avenue following reports of a domestic violence assault.
When the officers arrived at approximately 9:30 a.m., they engaged in a conversation with a woman who reported that the disturbance had occurred within a residential premises. Subsequently, she evacuated the residence accompanied by one child.
The police were informed by the woman that she had been threatened by a man wielding a gun.
According to the Kansas City Police Department (KCPD), after the woman was transported to a local hospital for medical care, the man took refuge inside the residence.
Around 10:30 a.m., the police surrounded the residence in an attempt to de-escalate the situation. The man, who was believed to be armed, continued to refuse to exit.
The situation quickly escalated into a tense standoff.
After the man reentered the home, the kids made their way down a ladder and entered a courtyard.
By approximately 2:30 p.m., the police reported that several children and dogs had been safely evacuated from the residence and reunited with their families.
There was a belief that the man was the sole remaining occupant in the house.
The negotiation efforts persisted until the man, suspected of starting the fire, ignited a flame inside the home.
The KCMO Fire Department diligently worked to control the fire while positioned behind an armored vehicle.
Around 6:30 p.m., the man emerged from the house carrying a rifle. He followed the instructions given by the officers, who told him to put down his weapon and move away from the fire, as reported by KCPD.
The authorities apprehended the man and promptly escorted him to undergo a thorough evaluation for any possible injuries.
The investigation into the incident is still ongoing.