In downtown Kansas City, Missouri, police are currently engaged in a standoff that began with a disturbance between a tenant and apartment manager. The incident took place in the 100 block of W. 14th Street at approximately 2:15 p.m. local time.
According to the Kansas City Police Department spokesperson, the resident involved in the altercation emerged from the building holding what appeared to be a weapon. However, it is important to note that the individual did not aim the firearm at the officers present at the scene.
As a result of the ongoing situation, the police have closed off sections of 14th Street, spanning from Broadway Blvd. to Main Street. Additionally, smaller segments of 13th Street have also been blocked. This area is located near the Kansas City Power and Light District.
Law enforcement officials are actively working to de-escalate the situation and resolve the standoff peacefully. They have confirmed that there are no other individuals present in the apartment complex apart from the resident involved. The police have been in contact with the resident's family, and the Crisis Intervention team of the Kansas City Police Department has been called in to provide support.
As of now, there have been no reported injuries related to the standoff. The situation is ongoing, and updates will be provided as more information becomes available. In the meantime, authorities are advising the public to avoid the area of the 100 block of 14th Street for safety purposes.
Please note that this information is based on the available details at the time of writing, and the situation may evolve or change.