Man fatally shot in Kansas City after threatening officers

2 years 7 months 1 week ago Thursday, September 10 2015 Sep 10, 2015 Thursday, September 10, 2015 7:14:11 AM CDT September 10, 2015 in News
By: The Associated Press

KANSAS CITY (AP) - Kansas City police say an officer has fatally shot a man after he threatened officers with a device that they believed was a grenade and claimed his home was rigged with explosives.

The shooting ended a 12-hour standoff that began around 10:30 a.m. Wednesday when deputies attempted to serve an eviction order.

Police said in a news release that surrounding homes were evacuated as negotiators talked to the man. But police say the man threatened authorities with a gun and made threatening comments, including that he wanted to blow up the officers.

He was shot after threatening officers with a device that police have since determined doesn't appear to be an actual live grenade. The man's home was searched for explosives before it was declared safe early Thursday.

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