Peaceful End to Early Morning Standoff

There was a peaceful ending to a standoff yesterday morning in Kirksville. The police department has released details about the event that unfolded at approximately 1:37 am when the Adair County E911 Center received multiple 911 calls from a 29-year-old male stating he planned to harm police officers and himself. It was determined the male was calling from a residence in the 900 block of East McPherson Street. Police had previously attempted to locate man in reference to valid warrants for his arrest.

Kirksville Officers were able to negotiate with the man by phone and after about four-and-a-half hours convinced him to surrender. His identity is not being released at this time and medical/mental health services are being provided to him.

KPD thanks those that contributed to the successful outcome of the situation, including the affected residents in the area. The Police Department was assisted by the Adair County Sheriff’s Department, Truman State University Police Department, and Adair County Ambulance District.