Search for Armed Suspect on Salisbury Road

There was a large police presence off of Salisbury road today between 291 and 24 highways. Police were actively searching for an armed suspect who brandished a firearm at an Independence Missouri police officer and then ran off on foot. The officer initially encountered the suspect on a call for service of an assault involving the male suspect and a female. After an extensive search, the suspect was located and safely taken into custody without further incident.

Assisting Independence were Kansas City Missouri Police Department, Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, and Blue Springs Police Department.

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