Standoff in Independence ends peacefully - KCTV5

Standoff in Independence ends peacefully

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INDEPENDENCE, MO (KCTV) -

A standoff that began Wednesday afternoon has ended peacefully.

The standoff ended about 3:30 p.m. when police entered a home located at Truman Road and Vermont Avenue and took a suspect into custody.

The incident began when a man stole a truck just a few blocks from Truman and Vermont. Police said he was confronted by the truck's owners, but he waved a knife at them and ran to the home he was renting.

Police were called to the area and tried for about an hour and a half to get the man to come out. When he refused, a standoff was called. Finally, a tactical team went into the home and found him hiding in the shower.

"They eventually cleared the house and went in and found him. No one was hurt, that's the good news, and we do have another criminal off the street," said Officer Tom Gentry with the Independence Police Department. 

The people who live at the home on Truman and Vermont said they were letting the man temporarily stay there.

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