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I-435 by Worlds of Fun is open again, standoff at nearby hotel is over

Northbound I-435 was closed at Parvin Road and southbound I-435 was closed at NE 48th Street
Published: May. 20, 2022 at 1:21 PM CDT|Updated: May. 20, 2022 at 2:55 PM CDT
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KCTV) - I-435 was closed near Worlds of Fun for hours on Friday due to the proximity of a standoff at a hotel nearby.

According to KC Scout, northbound I-435 was closed at Parvin Road. Southbound I-435 was closed at NE 48th Street. The Missouri Department of Transportation’s Kansas City Twitter account stated the closure was expected to last into the evening rush hour.

However, I-435 reopened at about 3:30 p.m. after the police stated the standoff had come to a peaceful resolution.

After hours of negotiations, the man involved came out of the hotel room and was taken into custody.

For reference: Worlds of Fun is off the interstate to the east and between 48th Street to the north and Parvin Road to the south.

The standoff began at 12:19 p.m. after police received a call about a “disturbance involving an armed party” at 4301 N. Corrington Ave., which is the HomeTowne Studios hotel. That is just west of the interstate.

Kansas City police stated they were made aware of a woman in danger in the 4300 of N. Corrington Ave. When police arrived, a woman left the apartment and told law enforcement an armed man was inside and he had assaulted her.

Officers were able to help get the woman to safety, but attempts to contact the man involved were unsuccessful and he refused to leave the apartment.

About 100 officers were called to scene and negotiators continued to work with the man.

As previously stated, this situation ended peacefully and the authorities were able to reopen the interstate. The investigation into the assault is ongoing.

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