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Man shot, killed by police after after lengthy standoff in Kansas City

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The standoff was called at 10:52 a.m. Wednesday. The home is at 43rd Street and Myrtle Avenue. (Andrew Zimmerman/KCTV5 News) The standoff was called at 10:52 a.m. Wednesday. The home is at 43rd Street and Myrtle Avenue. (Andrew Zimmerman/KCTV5 News)
Suspect talks with police from front porch. (Brett Hacker/KCTV) Suspect talks with police from front porch. (Brett Hacker/KCTV)
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -

A man is dead after a standoff with Kansas City police that lasted almost 12 hours.

Police say the man made a motion that he was going to throw a hand grenade. One officer then shot and killed the man.

Bomb detectives later confirmed that the device was not actually a live grenade.

Police Chief Darryl Forte said the man was a convicted felon who served time for killing his twin brother.

The standoff began at 10:52 a.m. Wednesday outside a home at East 44th Street and Monroe Avenue after the Jackson County Sheriff's Office tried to serve an eviction notice on the man.

When deputies were unsuccessful, they asked for the help of Kansas City police.

Some neighbors thought the house was vacant, but said the man could have been squatting.

Residents were barred from their homes until the issue was resolved. More than one armored vehicle was used in the efforts.

KCTV5's Heather Staggers and contributed to this report.

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