An area felon fled from Independence police on Monday, July 2, ultimately ending up barricaded in a home at the 5400 block of E. 12th Terrace in the Historic Northeast.
“At some time, the pursuit/chase ended up in Kansas City,” said KCPD Media Unit Captain Lionel Colon. “I think our helicopter was overhead, and was able to witness two individuals bail from that vehicle and into a house around the 12th Terrace area and Bennington. At that point, officers converged on the area.”
Police initiated an Operation 100, sealing off the area before tactical squads surrounded the home with negotiators. The negotiations were ultimately successful, as the individual with felony warrants surrendered himself to authorities.
An investigation is ongoing and potential charges are pending. As such, the name of the individual will not be revealed at this time.